Night Mare on the Moor

On a desolate

windswept dreamscape

of granite and peat,

muted moss blends

into bracken

beaten

into submission

by wuthering winds.

Overhead,

turbulent watercolours

of a nightmare

gather in the sky.

Scratched

by a pair of ravens’

gravelly tones,

the sleepwalker

stirs

in a tangle of burs

and briars,

chilled to the bones,

hair tangled

in a raincloud,

body dangled

in suspense,

cowed

by the loud

hooves

of an approaching

night mare.

 

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

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Image credited to the artist, Brooke Shaden