Saturday, June 13, 2009

Paralyzed

My sleep is uneasy
I dream of terror.
Anonymous danger stalks me.
My eyes cannot penetrate
the sinister shadow.

I cannot get away—
Motion is sucked from my legs
as if I am wading in grain.

Ground level clouds
seeping to surround me
are turned dark by my fear.
My mind leaps to save me,
volunteers a scream,
but my jaws are bound with terror.

Marsha Salerno

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