Dark shadow dreams pull at her hair,
spiral of green to the bedstead, clothes in tatters.
She grapples in sleep, the bar ever swinging,
chaotic cluster of her life, no open door of salvation,
torn from the night, whimsical wings beckon her -
flee to the heights, escape a faux reflection of fate,
nightmarish form follows in unison motion,
as if waiting for her grip to fail, the fall to abyss.
Julie A. Dickson
Julie A. Dickson is a New Hampshire Poet whose work can be found in publications including The Harvard Press, Ekphrastic Review, Poetry Quarterly and Avocet, among others. Her full length works are available on Amazon. Dickson is an advocate for captive zoo and circus elephants to be sent to sanctuaries. She also has two rescued feral cats, Cam and Claire.
The Ekphrastic Review
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