All is dark, quiet, warm
Only a pulsing beat for company
My heart beats in time with it
Regular and calm

All is rushing, swift, hurried
Stressed, the waters are churning
Syncopated rhythm
Fear overwhelms me

All is bright, noisy, cold
Hands hold me close to body heat
Noise washes over me, not understood
As I snuggle to the comforting smell of home