It appeared again this temple of mine.
My face retreats to a grin when it dances
in the back of my mind.
I kept myself calm so no one could see the truth.
My heart starts to pound and my essence breaks loose.
My control starts to fade and my mind is recluse.
I can’t believe after all this time the same dream
still sends shivers down my spine.
It felt like someone was sitting on my chest.
Squeezing my lungs and stealing my breath.
It happened so fast, and slowly crept the pain.
My defense broken I was so shamed.
I could not wake up I was stuck in its grip.
My strength not enough to recall my consciousness.
As I got closer to the temple, I reached for a touch.
My throat filled with dust, my blood began to rush,
I could not remember where my courage
had been tucked.
In my mind, I conceded defeat;
until my love awakened from her sleep.
With a Shake of my shoulders and my name on her lips, she pulled me from darkness just before I slipped. Whenever I think about it my face retreats to a grin,
for part of me will forever be lost to that crushing black oblivion.