I’d like to say hello, old friend of mine. You’ve given me so many nightmares, Waking up sweating, dark and horrific Memories stuck in my head on repeat. Try as I might, can’t erase or forget them.
I’m supposed to be a grown-up now Not scared to be home alone inside My head; that’s when it’s the worst. Your images haunting me over the years. We’ve grown up together side by side.
Even tried evicting you a few times. You’re back in, throwing your friends A pity party. I can’t remember the first Time, you attacked; that knife in my gut, Fingers on my neck, stopping my scream.
Still, you’re my oldest companion. I’ve tried Staying awake, hoping you’d sleep before Me. Tried drowning – you’ve learnt to swim. Waiting for your return … I guess then With us, it’s ‘till death do us part.