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  • hate, it comes now
    here to claim her debt
    while she, wide-eyed
    tries to dream
    quiet footsteps
    that skim the hallway
    unwelcome visit
    threatening

    nightmare to fight
    frozen in her bed
    while she, wide-eyed
    tries to dream
    screams in silence
    bring only cold tears
    how far away
    everything seems

    hidden under the table
    or inside the cupboard
    as she, wide-eyed
    tries to dream
    hold my breath
    always the same routine
    terror-stricken
    cannot intervene

    broken alliance
    my abandonment
    as she, wide-eyed
    tries to dream
    I can’t protect
    the unprotected
    only watching
    only listening

    unplanned escape
    fortunate dawn
    she, wide-eyed
    tried to dream
    find her safety
    hold her close and run
    but cannot find
    the final ending
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