Tag Archives: Sleep Paralysis

The ritual

It is almost frozen
to a slow dilation
after the first pump
like a piece of wax
or a ghost
some sit
some stand
this ink blot
he doesn’t know
we’re here yet


The dream (inner ear)

Never recognizing
the faceless shadow
that stands beside me
in a dim dream
of some bazaar
looking down at this
gold watch
with a ship
sailing northwest
on my wrist
thinking I will not purchase this-
then it begins

A loud electric surge
pulls me undertow
a speechless soaring
tearing me down;
I will not go

Your name
releases me
to this life
we fell into

My love
is the anchor
that sinks me
to the bottom
of the deep dark sea