–Sun pokes over try waking–

Sun pokes over try waking


What’s left drifting with sleep

looking way in

where quiet dreams surround

keeping nightmares in

outer dark.

Out of head unwilling

to surrender into despair

drag mind up out of places

where soul pain ferments

bad dreams.

Leaving shoes behind stuck

morass fear and loathing

seasoned in fever shrouded worry

drag sweating mind from

blankness at edge where

sanity slips.

Breathing hard come awake

shaking damp

not knowing where I’m at.




David E. Howerton is a part time programmer and lives in the American River Canyon outside of Auburn Ca. He has done some landscaping sign painting cooking and made jewelry to pay the bills. He lives a rather quiet life. His wife and he live with a bossy cat. He has three adult daughters and eight grandchildren. His hobbies include type design, soapstone carving, walks in the woods, collecting dragons, and a growing library of Science Fiction.

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