To the faceless figure from a nightmare a few years ago
that strangled me after a false awakening
as I was making my way to the door
and I left my body for a moment
before waking up in earnest;
What could you possibly have had to gain?
I'm not worth your effort
I'm too easy
You came in through my bedroom window
and walked up behind me as I climbed out of bed
did want to satisfy your dark primal urges?
were you just in the neighborhood and felt like getting some errands done?
did I mean something to you?
what did I have that you wanted?
was this of your own accord?
were you under the thumb of someone else?
also there are knives in my room that you could have used
they were gifts from my father
he got them on a business trip
and yet you went for asphyxiation
I was important enough for strangulation
Did you get what you wanted?