Wildebeest (Panic Attack)

In this rain
slanted sideways
all people wash out the same

wet shadows

losing focus takes more effort
than keeping it
moving about the block
trying to forget such a trauma
in such a storm

a wildebeest escaping a pillow
dreaming a languid lion
patiently tracking behind bent dumpsters

head down hands in pockets
crashing away from bed
choosing the safety of neon slicked pavement
over cotton sheets twisted in anxiety

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One response to “Wildebeest (Panic Attack)

  1. i like the twist toward and then away from the photo associated with this post.

    the words themselves are enchanting and i believe i’ve been that beast from time to time.

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