I’m scared of lovers opening up to me

I’m scared of a lot of things. I know you do not know this because I never show you. I know you do not know this because you have never asked, because I have never shown you fear. I’m scared of myself. I’m scared of the thoughts within my head and how sometimes they can…

Infectious Nightmares

Nightmares are infectious. You do not know this until your lover grabs you at one in the morning, screaming unintelligible words, flailing his arms and reaching out for you. And you do not know whether to run and hide, or switch on the lights, so you can know which parts of him you need to…

Your Boyfriend’s Nightmares

He has nightmares when he sleeps. He tosses his body around and gnashes his teeth so terribly it gets too loud to sleep. Sometimes it scares me. Most times I get up and just watch him struggle, hoping he gets to wake up and not remember. But the other night, it got so bad. So…