I dream constantly and consistently
During long silences and pauses
And right before I fall asleep
The beginning is sweet and pulls me in
My eyelids get heavier
And I am dragged deeper
As a conflicts emerges
A battle I must face against my fears
My heart beats faster, my eyes begin to tear
As I realize it's not a dream but a memory
The fear is real but misplaced in time.
I breathe deeply and remind myself
I'm in the here and now
Not the there and then.