Nightmares

I dream with

the devil

He revealed himself

to me.

No red horns or tails

He apppears as everything

you’ve ever wanted.

As harmless as a sheep

Empty promises

Tempetation filled fun

Adrenline rush

Until you’re pinned

Paralyzed

Not even a breath can escape

Your mind travels

to a far

distant

place.

Time

slows

down.

Mirror reflection

hard to face

When I dream with

the devil.

He’s taunting me

Reminding me

of reality.

 

Rupture

Sad stories

she writes

repeats

 

Tragic histories

reek

they repeat

 

People do

wrong then

sweep

 

 

Dysfunction dust

leaves a

strong musk

 

 

Stories weave

she writes

repeats

 

 

Emerging bruises

children run to

local park

 

 

Scared blinded

by the

dark

 

Sad stories

she heard

Mother told

 

Broken arm

pigeon lost

in streets

 

 

Touched in

places not

seen or heard

 

 

Speaking now

she doesn’t

just write

 

Breaking the habit

of keeping

stories sealed tight.