A dream stains my skyline.
Forlorn clouds scud across a pale heaven.
The faces from another nightmare fade as daylight brings slow relief.
The echoing memory clings with a wanton resistance refusing to flee the tiny spaces.
Not even the shower, warm and fragrant, is able to chase those demons away.


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Pete Hoge said...

sleep is a mixed bag.

Anonymous said...

Nightmares are cool. Of course, except when they're not. Heh!

Well turned lines.

CHM said...

i like immensely

doriandra said...

lovely, my dear.

Russell 'C.J.' Duffy said...

Thanks one and all!

Iryna Harpy said...

Strange, CJ, I kinda had you cast as testosterone-driven writer. It seems out of character... but heart-achingly evocative and beautiful.

It's good to have at least one myth exploded per day.

Russell 'C.J.' Duffy said...

Iryna>>>I have certain levels of testosterone but am a moody git and very reflective. This is typical of me as much as my Fekenham stuff. Psycho Killer me!

Anonymous said...

CJ, have missed your words.
<3 Raven
(not sure if you remember me its been a few years maybe..? but i check in from time to time :)

Russell 'C.J.' Duffy said...

Hi Raven, of course I remember you. Good to hear from you.


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