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My dog tries to lick the dream
off of me like it's an evil honey
coating, and it lingers as honey
would on the skin. I can't shake
it off, it has stained me, and it
begins to eat away at my flesh--
this dream acid threatens to kill me
slowly. It charms with familiar
places and people having good times,
but it soon turns black and vile.
By the time I see what is happening,
I can't escape. I can't wake up. My
past has caught up with me and is
ensuring I pay, endure its torture.
© 2014 Nicholas Emeigh
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Part of the group "Record-A-Poem," and part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was written on Sunday, May 4, 2014. I started it on May 3, after I had a nightmare while I was taking a nap. It was a vivid dream about the past catching up with me. It scared the hell out of me. I had to sit down and write to shake it from my consciousness. So vivid. This is about that feeling.
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