Emily Van Beek-Night Dress

Emily Van Beek-Night Dress

People always look more peaceful
when they’re sleeping.
She lays on her bed of
dreams and nightmares come true.
Behind her sleeping eyes
are the thoughts that never escaped
her mind.
Her hair lays softly around cheeks,
rosy with blush never removed.
Manicured fingers trace the lace of her
night dress.
The beauty of her curves evident in
waking and sleeping.
She was gorgeous.
Is gorgeous.
But her mind was a battlefield.
Was.
In sleep she forgets her pain.
In sleep she loses her misery.

In sleep she finds herself.
But as the lid closes and
my eyes no longer find her face,
I know
people always look more peaceful
when they’re sleeping.