teenage anxiety late-night lullaby

go to sleep
tangled in between the dreams
and the surreal
of the sheets

go to sleep
and forget the heavy heart
is chasing you
let it rest; let yourself rest

give your breath a chance to settle
become less aware of your nose or freckles
and make your dreams lucid
like little stars behind your eyelids

go to sleep
and dream about bears and snowy mountains
of fall, rain or Prague
actually dream about whatever you want

whatever will take your head away

go to sleep
and hop off the carousel
your world won't end
if you shut it down
for a while

maybe after a long night
your chest will rise
blood will pump
and everything will be alright

or maybe it won't
but at least
you have enough strength
to carry on