A SEPARATE WORLD | ‘Head Full of Horrors’

With a headful of horrors
I pack sleeplessness
into bags heavy
serried in rows sagging,
like Poe’s.

© Generally Gothic

Nightmares seep through the seams
roll over, romantically,
the landscape of waking life
to fancifully fog reality

where I sit. Enrobed in blankets
in daylight
enrobed in relentless memories invented
by nighttime

blowing steam from hot tea.
Dissipating particles finely
into air
I dilute fantastical flashbacks with reality

weakened into nothing
but silent whispers
eventually I
for the day
forget.


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This piece is published as part of the Dark Poetics series. There you’ll find more posts on poetry and the gothic, as they appear.


Words & illustration by Hannah Sinclair Emadian, 2020.

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