Night Terrors

Night Terrors prose poem

Uploaded by Jen Stone


So many nightmares
too many
nights where I’ve woken gasping
grabbing at something
anything
to tether me to reality
to prove I’m no longer dreaming
knowing I’ll soon have to fall asleep again
slipping back into the grasp of
rapists, monsters and demons
the spawn of a tortured mind
paralyzed by fear
before even succumbing to the tormenting hours
of tossing and turning
of screaming
people can’t wait to fall asleep
if not for the peacefulness of dreams
but forget to mention that
nightmares are dreams too

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