A Tail of Darkness
by M. David Lutz on September 10, 2007
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Have I awaken in the middle of the night?
If it is morning, what has happened to the light?
Darkness is all around me, my eyes cannot see
Heart filling with fear urging me to run and flee
Unable to rise, something pressing on my chest
Fighting for air, must struggle for each little breath
Last night laying down in my bed as I always do
There were no signs, no warning, not even a clue
What further torment and tortures must I await?
helpless and trapped, unable to make an escape
Surely the worst experience, I’ve ever known
Is there anyone who can hear my smothered moans
How long will I languish in this dark unknown hell
it’s as if I’d been cast into a bottomless well
It is certain that I’m not feeling very well
Has my body expired and begun to smell?
What invaded my room, across the flood did tread
Callously, cruelly choosing to nest on my head
My heart is now racing and my mind is blurry
What’s on top of me feels rather warm and furry
Suddenly it’s clear to see what has taken place
That STUPID dog of mine, is sitting on my face!