Dogs 2010

WALKING NIGHTMARE
(9/27/10)


I awoke
from a terrible
dream

I stretched
and slowly
opened
my eyes
attempting
to dispel
the distorted
images
from my
mind

ceiling
walls
windows
doors

normalcy
was returning

I pulled back
the covers
to discover
a freak show
on my skin

grotesque
polychromatic images
writhing and howling
seemingly trapped
in the hell
of my
body

I leapt
out of bed
hoping that
a vertical position
would return me
to the land
of the waking

but looking
down
I still saw
the same
macabre movie
as if
I had stepped
in the way
of some
apocalyptic
projector

I ran
down the hall
dashed
into the bathroom
and flicked
the light
switch

face
arms
torso
covered
in a cinematic
flesh circus
obscene
in origin

I
turned off
the light
and considered
my dilemma

there was
no way
that I could go
to work
like this

I walked
hazily
back
to the
bedroom
got into bed
and pulled the sheet
up over
my head

curtain
closed

The End