Ameera was born in Guyana 1995 then came to Canada.
The clocks slow down
The minutes turn to hours
Everyone in their peaceful slumber
The night lays over these tired souls
As our bodies begin to rest
Our mind opens up
Finally drifting off,
The bells chime three times and my ease is no more
Avoiding this time at all costs
The ringing in my ears, sharp and unbearable
The images leap out of my head, the fear really begins.
I can feel his breath on me, metallic and hot
His hands slowly slide up my throat
Shaking, on the verge of screaming
He laughs at me, so sinister
I feel his grip tighten and his nails puncture my skin.
Choking, kicking, I know I can’t win.
No one hears me, no one sees me but him.
He leans over and kisses me softly then vanishes
Paralyzed, wide awake till the light cascades over my body
Fearfully looking at the damage
There is nothing,
Sighing defeat, my mind has won again.