Deep sleep
In the middle of the night
I woke to the feeling
Of someone watching me
In the bedroom doorway
The shadow of a man
I could see thru him
Body paralyzed
Fear like ice
Underneath my skin
Couldn’t breathe
Wanting to close my eyes
Trapped in myself
Couldn’t scream
So afraid
I couldn’t even piss myself
If I wanted to
Finally able
To shut my eyes
Pretending he wasn’t real
The ghost
Of a previous owner
His name was Lester.

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