There are some nightmares that just disappear,
gone from the mind when we get out of bed;
leaving us exhausted but not in fear,
those are not the night terrors that we dread.
There are some that come to us only once,
there are the ones that we never forget;
some of them become common occurrence,
they hound and haunt like our deepest regrets.
Worst of all are the ones from which we do not wake,
slowly passing through life as our hearts and minds break.