Click – clock – click – clock

Clicked the clock,

Time raced on

As I lay in the dark,

Awaiting the ghoul

To stir and bark

And steal my soul

Away from me.

Then drip – drop – drip – drop

Dripped the rain

That drummed to sleep

My soul in strain.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Late night, Wednesday, July 17, 1991, I lay quietly and reminisced over the beginnings of my troubles in school. It felt just like this.

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