Bad Dream

Why sleep, I wonder…
when the nightmare
exists day or night
eyes open, eyes closed

same difference
in my mind

I don’t want to sleep
if it means I have to wake
to the same realization


a hell on earth
a raw shock
that I, again,
must discover
it wasn’t

just a
bad dream

~ Emily Clapper

12 thoughts on “Bad Dream

    1. Thanks, A.R. Yes…no shortage of rawness in my life. 🙏🏼 Also, I recently commented on one of your poems, but my comment didn’t post, can you see if it went to your spam folder? It’s been happening a lot with others. Thanks! 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, Emily. Yeah, you wouldn’t be as good as you are without some kind of rawness…lol. Sure, I’ll check it out…I’ll let you know if I can’t find it so you can repost it again. I would definitely love your feedback. 😃

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    1. Thank you, Meg 🙏🏼 This is true. Signing rental house lease today, it’s a good thing despite future uncertainty. My dad is recovering gradually and sounding good. Sending much love back to you 💜

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