Protection

a stranger

my new best friend

a ray of light

in my institution

~

in the dark

am I dreaming

from talking

loudly stalking me

~

alarms

ringing halls

in single file

climbing walls under beds

my brother’s shadow

talks me down the ledge

~

hide me

in a room with a camera

where they’ll never

never

find me

~

close my eyes

and dream

just dream

~

Protection