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Where Your Eyes Take Me
By M. L. Needle
Copyright 1995 M. L. Needle

 A poem about an older woman's experiences with her partner's nightmares.
I'm taken to sorrows unknown,
Places of solemnity underground,
Cities of constant ills.
Even in your dreams, demons grin and guffaw.
I witness what others turn their gaze from.
Drowned with sleep
you whisper: "Shhh, gimme a cigarette."
I feel your heart race
and I know I must be still
because Evil's afoot
as you cry and utter commands at this hour ...
When you bolt upright
open-eyed yet not awake,
I know you've walked those sinister streets.