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Naomi Jun 30
DRC
I look around and
see Death
I look around and
see everything I cherish being crushed
I look around and
see my dreams come alive
Tangerine May 1
๐’ฎ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“€๐‘’ ๐“Š๐“… ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’น๐’ถ๐“‡๐“€๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ.
๐ธ๐“Ž๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐’น๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐“…๐‘’๐“ƒ,
๐’ฐ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐‘’๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”.

๐’ฎ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“€๐‘’ ๐“Š๐“… ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’.
๐‘€๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐’น๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐“…๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ ๐“ˆ๐’ธ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‚,
๐’ฐ๐“ƒ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡๐’น.

๐’ฎ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‰๐“‡๐‘’๐“‚๐’ท๐“๐‘’๐’น ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐“†๐“Š๐’พ๐“‡๐“‚๐‘’๐’น.
๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’พ๐‘’๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐’ถ๐“‰๐’พ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“๐’พ๐“‚๐’ท๐“ˆ,
๐น๐’ถ๐’พ๐“๐‘’๐’น.

๐น๐“‡๐‘œ๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ป๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡,
๐’Ÿ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“…๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”๐“๐‘’ ๐“‰๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡.
undermyfeet Mar 28
Night terrors
A flash of  light in the mirror
Night terrors
Is it too late to turn on the lights

I'm scared and I know it
The shape outside the window
Knows it

Could it be,
Could it be
real?
Michael Solc Jul 2014
I can feel
her absence,
like swallowing
a cold
knife.ย 

The bladeย 
slices slowly,
deeper
with each
heartbeat.ย ย 
Tastingย 
sorrow
like copper.ย 

A cold
steel shard
that rests
against
my heart.ย 

But will it cut?
Can you still bleed?
Do you love?
it feels like i'm stuck in
a never ending
night terror.

it's on loop and
won't stop
going and
going and
going and
going and
going and
going.

this is my cry for someone-
anyone to help me escape.
i can't handle it anymore...
Should I bring a rรฉsumรฉย ย of my dreams
to the publishing company on West 38th?

An abstraction of when my teeth
crumble like pastels, or summaries of my
vocal cords seeking air through a taut fabric.
Iโ€™ve achieved piercing silence in a room of white noise.

I have an impressive inventory of witnessing infidelity.
once, we were both in between romantic partners.
I was awakened by the taste of copper
from biting the inside of my cheek.
It looked worthy of an aged Merlot.

My most admirable skill is prediction.
I can sense a mass shooting or the expiring heart of a loved one.
but I usually float like an island over the scene
because my biggest weakness is lacking density.
Sienna Dec 2018
Adrenaline pumping into my heart
False hallucinations in the dark
Dread and haunt fills the air
What is that over there?
Half asleep, I can't stay awake
My eyes should've for my sake
My dreams take me by the hand
And throw me into a horrific land
The fear built on possibilities
And instilled in realities
Sleep paralysis joins in too
I'd rather be sleep deprived completely, wouldn't you?
Kayla Sep 2018
The night terrors have returned to haunt me
Not able to sleep alone in my own bed
The monsters in my dreams look like you
The look of being used and hurt by you
When I am asleep with my eyes still open
Scared that they might come alive
And eat my sleeping body
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