Midnight Mantra

please don't let anything bad happen tonight.

please don't let anything bad happen tonight.

please don't let anything bad happen tonight.

                                                god, please.

 

will tonight be another night of unanswered prayers?

 

please, god—

if there is a god—

whoever you are,

wherever you are,

please help me.

please keep us safe.

please don't let him do anything.

 

please don't let anything bad happen tonight.

 

I can't take another night 

of this fear.

this anxiety.

it's too much.

 

please don't let anything bad happen tonight. 

 

I don't deserve it,

she doesn't deserve it,

none of us deserve it.

 

please don't let anything bad happen tonight. 

 

I just want to feel safe.

that's all any of us want. 

 

please don't let anything bad happen tonight.

 

he can rot in hell for all I care.

just,

please.

 

please don't let anything bad happen tonight.

please don't let anything bad happen tonight.

please don't let anything bad happen tonight.

                                               god, please.

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
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