Untethered Unfettered

Untethered, my brain hears things it should not hear my submersion into a pillow under the sheets sounds like I'm hearing inside my body rather than without. Untethered, my brain lets me see my painless ocular migraine while my eyes are closed. It's like watching an electrical storm in reverse, pulsing flashing darkness on a…

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Daily Alarm

The sound of a scream has become my daily alarm clock followed by my skin crawling.  Bolt upright, I hear the echo in my room. Instead of the pounding flow of blood between my ears, this is yet another shift in my body chemistry.  Post traumatic sleep disorder? I look down and notice a strand of…

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…

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,…