“Things Wait For Me in Darkness, Things I Cannot Fight Alone”
September 2005

Sometimes–
As I lay my head down to sleep
I cry–
Because I know I may not wake
Don’t try–
To make me feel any better now
I know just where I’m going when
I die–

So many things in this life confuse me
So many things in this life diffuse me
I don’t know where to start
When to stop
Where to go

When I reach the top
I won’t know–
If I’ll even reach the top
I won’t know–

And so I hold on to you
For every beating heart-moment
For every breath I take
For every beating I take

Don’t go–
I don’t know what I’d do without you
Don’t go–
I don’t know what I’d do without you

The full title of the poem, in case you didn’t catch it up there at the top, is “Things Wait For Me in Darkness, Things I Cannot Fight Alone,” which might as well be a line in the freaking poem itself. Maybe, if I rewrite it at some point, I’ll tuck it in there, but I like the idea of a title of a poem, song, or other work being integral to the work itself — maybe even rivaling the work in length (as is the case with some of my poetry).