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Monday, April 7, 2014

Sleep Paralysis

Last night I dreamed I was in
And elephants and houses had
memories as long as

A phantom shook my shoulder,
and I tried to wake
but my dream was syrup.

I could not swim up.

I felt you touch me
and tried to stir.

I think death will be like this.

Sticky, sweet and heavy.

And silent as a sigh.


  1. to immediately stop the paralysis, pray: IN JESUS' MIGHTY NAME.
    pray the Lord's Prayer before going back to sleep

  2. Jesus is scarier than sleep paralysis, anytime. If I were you, I'd stick with paralysis, if I had to choose between the two.

  3. Beautiful poetry. I see this as being about reincarnation and healing. The soul lives on and while we sleep we often return to places in the past, or to a place where souls go between life times. A great website to explore this is