Ravaged by dreams
that seep into sleep
or sometimes my thinking, creating
uncomfortable scenarios,
horrible nightmares…
rarely ravished,
rarely loved.

Tempest-tossed on the waves of REM
that pound and reverberate up-and-down
to the rhythm of my throbbing temples.
Then I awaken, lips chapped, throat parched,
seeking Dream Catchers,




Discectomy of rabid mentality
.Vanquished by dreams.

But sometimes when the body
Chooses not to relieve itself on my mind in the night,
then sleep comes,


with pleasant dreams.

Or, more often, resting blindness.

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David S. Wills is the founder and editor of Beatdom literary journal and the author of Scientologist! William S. Burroughs the Weird Cult.He travels a lot and currently lectures in China. He also runs an ESL website. You can read more about and by David at his blog, www.davidswills.com or on Tumblr.

One response to Rampage

  1. I love the line “seep into sleep” as well as all the beautiful ‘r’ words you chose.

    This was my favorite part though,
    “or sometimes my thinking, creating
    uncomfortable scenarios.”
    The fact that “uncomfortable” is on the next line makes the break itself uncomfortable to read aloud which is really well done. Very pretty poem overall, R.W..

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