she was asleep
the linen would protect her
remember the lock on the door,
the alarm (always set)?
if you hear the pebbles knocking on the pane,
if movement disturbs the gravel
outside, underneath the window,
when the lock fails
and the alarm remains silent,
when darkness streams in
through the door forcing itself inside you,
if you wake, the night will break.
sleep and let the linen protect you.