Awoken by thy midnight toll, the dream still fresh
In mind. Engulfed by deafening darkness, thoughts
Of fear. I'm drowning in the silent night. I run
To see if you're still here. I shout and call, but no sound
Returns my plea. I find my bedroom and lay down
My head to reenter slumber, but the numbness of sleep
Is interrupted by monumental misgivings that shake my soul,
In dead of night I hear a noise. My eyes open, heart
Is beating erratically. My body ensnarled by claws
Of fear. I turn around to look. My chamber walls
Encased by shadows embrace, my safe cocoon is full
Of dread. The noise continues to drive my sleep away
My eyeballs fall upon the closet door. I see
A liquid creep and crawl from underneath.
I slowly approach the door. It sounds familiar. Thoughts
Of wonder enter mind, it couldn't be. Consumption rang
In my mind. I reached the doorknob with trembling hand.
The door began to shake and open, blackness filled
My view. I awoke in bed covered in sweat. I looked
At the closet, my heart stopped. The door was open to reveal
The inside. It was bloodstained, the wood engraved
With words that made me run. Just three simple words
And eight letters. Running through my brain
I can't believe it actually said "I love you."