In my dream, I'm in the bed I'm sleeping in.
I can't move. I try to roll but I can't.
It feels like gravity has pinned me to the mattress.
Lying on my back, head looking turned right,
arms at my side, I hear a sound coming.
It's the sound of chaos, it sounds like a plane
flying overhead. The sound grows louder and louder.
I can't turn my head to see what's going on.
I try to move again, frozen in place.
I feel helpless and terrified.
My breathing speeds up and I try to -
I wake in the same position.
On my back, head turned to the right,
hands at my side.
The loud noise isn't real.
Only a fan and sound of rain from my phone
fill the room.
I move my head to the left.
Nothing there but a sleeping dog.
I sigh then roll over.
It takes me an hour to
fall back asleep.
One thought on “Nightmare”
Love the anticipation of the dream. And oh, the irony of it all not getting back to sleep. Great!