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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tonight's Poet Corner: Night Terrors

Night Terrors
by Belinda Roddie

you stitched a tiny scream
into your pink pillow
perfect for when
the bad dreams take off
their hats
and let their hair fall
forward in a tapestry
of spider webs
and ruptured capillaries

you kiss the knife
you keep beneath
the sheets good night
but it doesn't kiss
you back
it waits
for the inevitable
plunge into
your husband's heart
when you awake

then everything
will be red
red
red
then everything
will be red

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