I wake up breathing heavily,
In utter shock and horror.
My eyes take a while to adjust to the darkness in the room,
Something makes a noise,
Pensive, I look around the room,
Hoping the dream,
Or rather a nightmare,
Isn’t coming to life.
While I assure myself,
Breathing in deeply,
The creature outside my window,
Leaves me screaming without my voice.
Until I really wake up,
Noticing the darkness around me,
This time, avoiding to look outside the window.