Darkness whispers under the night’s veil
while I lie in bed by myself.

The blackness cradles and cloaks me.
I must cope with what might jump out at me
from the shadows.
The Grim Reaper?

Why fear them though?
When madness happens in my head,
it’s only a matter of time before they manifest into reality.

Teresa Sargeant is a journalist, author, and poet who lives in Orlando, Fla., USA. Find more of her original poetry on www.teresaesargeant.com. Her poetry book, A Symphony of Silence, is available on Amazon.