Having Dreamed I Have Died

Soothing the monster

Of free-floating shame-filled eyes

In ancient clumps teeming

With empty

broken sewage.

Naked bowels



Eroding one’s heart.

Seeking light

Hungering numbness drinks in

The empty and glaring remains

In the shadows.

Yet opening always

To the skies it nods affirmation

Awaits validation

As the light grows ineffably ~

To drown the ostensibly

protected darkness.


February 15, 2017 Meldrum Poetry Workshop  
Prompt: Pam’s Swamp Painting ~ pencil on colored paper  
Photograph by katrinedunnphotography2015  
Subjects: Oliver Keith Dunn/Erin Liberty Dunn  
Location: an abandoned cabin in Jonesville, Florida USA