Poetry

Dreaming Reality

“Monsters slither in shadows.
Like wraiths passing between
light and darkness in nothing
more than a whisper.”

These nightmares taunt me in my sleep, threatening me even while I’m awake. It’s as if I’m in a perpetual state of fearful anticipation. That my reality will shift and the monsters will come alive. In sleep, they slither in shadows. Like wraiths passing between light and darkness in nothing more than a whisper. I’m powerless against them. All I can do is brace for the impact. And hope the dawn will come, forever separating dreams and reality.

© Sarah Doughty

All it takes is the will
to outlast them.

8 thoughts on “Dreaming Reality”

  1. “All it takes is the will
    to outlast them.”

    I really like how this could mean “Just get through the night. Every single night just get through it.” or it could mean to outlive the nightmares and the fears, to just live each day. To hold on tight to the will to get through each day without succumbing to the fears. To be determined to live longer than the nightmares and fears.

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