by Alexis Marie

I’m the monster from your dreams,
the one you died
to get away from.

The moment I could save you,
you scrambled back,
out of my reach.

I held out my hand to grab you.
You held out your hand
to tell me no.

Before you closed your eyes,
yours met mine,
and you smiled so serenely.

(C)Marie Meyers, 2013