Nightmare/Dream

Written for:  Poetics Aside PAD November 2020 Challenge - Day 3
"Two-for-Tuesday - Write a dream and/or nightmare poem."


Childhood Nightmare

Mom says I fight in my sleep
Maybe I could not fight awake.
Evenings I remember waking with teeth
stuck together, jaws clenched.  They ached.
Kept moving my fists without heed
to Mom's whispered words or gentle shaking.


Adult Dream

Youth returns at Montauk beach,
happy in sunlight o'er rippling waves.
Yesterdays cabin, out of reach.
So much laughter, made up question games
of which there were no right answers for each
funny scenario.  All this I keep, I save.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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