Anxiety Dreams

just away
my toes silent clay
quicksand sucking
clear and cold

just away
teeth like cashews
in my mouth
crumble and break

just away
paralytic weight
creature in the corner
if I could but move

just away
I’m swimming for exams, father
your voice thick like agar
and kookaburra sits in the old gum tree

just away
this Sisyphean task
keeps growing, and I
keep shrinking

Dream imagery is the name of the game today at http://www.napowrimo.net/day-four-8/. Sometimes, I have anxiety dreams.

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