Sleep with one eye open? I'm better off with two. With eyes closed, images haunt me 'til I blink to see the room. A night light on the bad nights to remind me where I am. My thoughts gave me a bad fright as I imagine grasping hands. I'm afraid to sleep for nightmares though I still get them when awake forced to re-experience what happened and how they put my life at stake. It was so long ago now. I wish I could forget. Instead, see my many triumphs and the people I have met Yes I'm blessed to be alive and stronger every day, but the quiet darkness of the night brings back old memories.