(A little bit of noise)

I am a light sleeper

I dream a lot

When I’m asleep and awake

Sometimes the best dreams aren’t happening when my eyes are closed

They’re happening as I’m up

Seeing and feeling

Loving and hating

My nightmares are not as frightening as they used to be

Not as scary as the thought of being stuck or lost in my head

With only my past thoughts as company

I want to learn how to be brave

Move on and let go

I want to sleep without being disturbed by only a little bit of noise

An excerpt from “An Ode to the ‘Good Girl’” available in paperback or kindle (e-book)