She woke with a start, her heart illuminated dimly through the gown she’d slept in.
The dark leered from behind the window,
and beyond that loomed the midnight black, stars twinkled grimly,
As if aware of her companion and unable to warn her of his presence,
Joining us soon, come little one you’ll be joining us soon,
The vastness of it all left her with a heavy gloom,
From the shadows between the curtains at one side
The reaper watched over his soon to be prize.