Dreamless Sleep

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I woke from a deep, dreamless sleep, 
Searching the hinterlands of my awareness.
You had faded away into nothingness,
 No longer silently hiding in the shadows,
  Watching me from your tangled forest of lies. 
 
I breathed freedom and smiled. 

Where do old ghosts go?
I do not know.

Eily Nash ~ 2020