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.
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