Monday, November 17, 2008

The Sandman

I was with you as you fell asleep.
I watched as you stirred a bit
and when your breath became deep
and your eyes began to twitch,
I took you to the old cliff house by
the gentle, rolling sea.
There were wildflowers dancing in a soft
breeze and the sun was shining.
I did that for you
because I love you.
But the sky grew dark and the wind
picked up...
the sea was angry.
Shadows formed in the sky and a darkness
came to envelop you...
hurry
into the house
you must hide
it’s coming
what is it?
hurry
hide
the house is dark and older than you
remember
the thick darkness follows you
closer closer
hurry
hide
too many doors
too many hallways
hidden staircases and strange closets
hurry hide
it’s coming
what is it?
man? beast?
hurry
hide
too many hallways
too many doors
the wind breaks through the windows
is it raining inside?!
the sea is angry below
it’s coming
hurry
hide
what is it
hurry
hurry
you must hide
too many hallways
what is it
the velvet darkness folds around you
it’s coming
hurry
hide
hurry
hide
hurry
hurry

WAKE UP!

3 comments:

bev said...

That was cool! The words pulled me along as though I was running through a dark hallway!

Anonymous said...

You are a freak! Thats why we love you.
Jerry

Ric said...

Read this again today.... My heart races!