Barometer (Time for a new bed)

The searing heat woke me this morning. Eyes open, I saw the bare bulb shining spot light style over the bed. Not blurred vision means I'm still asleep. Blinking, I wondered why there was a hot spot under my left side on the bed. Groaning, I rolled over to the itching, burning pain in my…

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I think too much

Following a week long binge of life and mini mayhem, I decided that I needed to take a nap on Friday. Taking a nap is a dangerous thing for me because my brain never seems to shut down, or slow down even when I'm asleep. I have dreams, nightmares and night terrors sometimes all rolled…

There was a sound

There was a sound that pulled me from under the heavy water of sleep. The breathing of my partner slow and regulated was not it. The undulating of her small body in the crib as she sighed, was not the sound. The living room sentinel breathes silently, in case of alarm he would stir, but…

She Jumped

She screamed in my ear and I jumped five pages toward consciousness. Something, something, something ran across my hip, over my thigh and jumped off my knee before I could stop it my crawling dream had woken me. The roar of reality rumbled as an image of squirming twisted thoughts tumbled over and over trapped in…

I Woke Up

I woke up I heard something I felt something stronger than what I thought I heard. Don't doors slam in everyone's dreams? A door slammed in mine. The steel trap has sprung and the dreams (good or bad) can't get out So, why is my chest pounding so hard Pressing into the futon rhythmic pressure,…