I had the darkest dream last night
It pinned me to my bed
A humming buzz of blackishness
was leaning o’er my head
Its eyes were but a sickly gleam
Its curtains brushed my chest
Its leathered hands upon my mouth
my heartbeat did arrest
My hands and feet were flailing fast
to break this evil dream
I shouted out, but only cast
a smother-muffled scream.
a squeezing of the throat it gave
I thought I would be killed.
but morning broke this devil’s cave,
this darkness, unfulfilled.