You summon me from the well of sleep
That black foretaste of eternity
Into a nightmare present
Drowning in anxiety and fear.
I long for peace, a return
To dreamless oblivion.
I force myself to wakefulness,
Listening to the house stirring
The sun streams through the shutters
Chasing the darkness away.
Birdsong and laughter echo
You throw the windows wide
Bathing the room in golden light,
A new day has begun.