I Sleep

Sometimes the monsters come to me while I sleep.
I recline in peace only to awake to sheer terror.
Somewhere in my mind, I’ve come to know
These nightmares happen for a reason.
I don’t always know why;
Not sure if I ever will.
Therapy helps me see the possible meanings and significance.
Pdoc helps me draw positive and real conclusions.
Still, I resist. Sleep, that is.
Dreams of perpetrators and no control.
Dreams of manipulation and guilt.
Dreams of abusers and silent voice.
Bless the children who have no protectors.
Bless us all.