half asleep – day one

waking up like being born again from a car crash sprawled on the cold floor family and memory game sickened from unremembered dreams we were only children when we had to choose the road to this the map dissolving with the miles devoured with no way back, something about my father, real only in dreams, i can forget he was ever a part of this story – is this what i too will become, a shadow beyond the warmth of the campfire, half glimpsed turning back into the fractured night in my son’s fitful sleep. giving up on all my resolutions before the day even comes into focus – the day so long sprawled on the cold floor before me where unremembered dreams won’t take me back into the loving arms of my dream family a bundle of shivering bones dumped by the kerb on a road beyond the map

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