I Awaken from a Dream

I awaken from a dream
to a crime scene:
bodies outlined in chalk,
questioning the witnessing walls
about what they’d seen.

But all leads disappear into the
sun’s nook–shapes from a childhood
coloring book. I’m left with crinkled covers
clues, memories pinned on a headboard,
tummy truths, and a rabid animal on my chest,
but I can’t recall the rest.
Blood splatter memories are brief,
and the white mountainside of the pillow
against clenched teeth–
a dental record sealed beneath.

© khartless 2022, All Rights Reserved


Featured Artwork: “Waking Nightmare” Ashley Haigh

15 Comments

  1. You always create the most wondrous imagery, K. “and the white mountainside of the pillow against clenched teeth,
    a dental record sealed beneath.” Seriously, that’s epic.

    Like

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