Night Terrors

Suspended in darkness…

Tethered to that which I cannot see…

I call out to you…reach for you…

but there is no response.

Only laughter in the distance…and it

becomes cacophonous as I realize the

coiled tether in my hand has gone slack…

and I am floating away into nothingness.

©Dani Heart

August 20, 2022

6 thoughts on “Night Terrors

  1. cherduncombe

    Dani, this is so poignant. I could feel the night terrors. I’ve had them and recognized their darkness. You captured this in so few words.

    Absolutely excellent!

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  2. Melody J Haislip

    Terror in fifty-one words! Very well done, Dani. My son had them when he was very young. It would take me a long time to wake him up fully. It was really awful. Thankfully they went away after a while.

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