The shadows take our dreams away,
And nightmares have come to stay.
If I die before I wake,
Tell God, my soul, to not forsake.
Will you come and find me here,
He’s coming fast. He’s coming near.
Tell him not to steal my skin,
Leaving only bones to live within.
Find me now and chase away,
The nightmares which have come to stay.
If you leave before I wake.
I know, my soul, God will forsake.
K. Aldaya, 2/18/17