Tagged: nightmare

one in eight children

one in eight children
are traumatized by
that early morning
realization of missing
the school bus. it
still sneaks into
our slumber, the
mechanical stop-
sign arm, that air
brake sigh, the
unmistakable
national school
bus chrome,
shrinking in
the distance
.
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it’s a little scary out

it’s a little scary out
there, i try
not to be taken
in, allowing my
brain to pinch my
brawn every once
in awhile. chance’d
be a fine thing
if i wake
.
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it’s hard to hang your

it’s hard to hang your
hat
on a dream, when
you use doubt as
nails and the
hammer is still
a nightmare to lift
.
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the difference between knowing

the difference between knowing
something
is within
reach and not reaching out
and knowing something
is no longer
reachable is like suddenly
losing wings
in the middle of the night
and finding the only
gap in the nightmare
already occupied by
a whimpering seven-
year-old who knows
there is no one on the
outside to hear her
.
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