The Nightmare

Beast hallucinations claw my face
from inside, seeing now’s their chance:
the gate of sleep begun to swing, the beckoning escape.
Dreaming, dreaming makes them, makes them dance.


Halloween Countdown: H minus four. This was going to be subtitled “Dream Song No. 2” but good Lord, let’s have our priorities straight here.

Image: The Nightmare by Flickr user Flood G., licensed under a Creative Commons ¬†Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) license. This image is a photographic version of John Henry Fuseli’s painting The Nightmare (1780), which is in the public domain:

Dream Song No. 3.

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