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"Nightmares Leave Messes"

Brandi McElhatten 

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McElhatten, Brandi (1995 November 30). "Nightmares Leave Messes." Poem. Electric Dreams 2(14). Retrieved July 31, 2000 from Electric Dreams on the World Wide Web: http://www.dreamgate.com/electric-dreams  

Rain washes the blood
off of streets stained and sinned on
broken glass litters the ground
feet are cut and bruised

Furniture lay broken in the middle of the street
this odd sight seems out of place
the starving dog trots by burning remnants
and hungry tenements.
There is no food for him here.
It's hard to believe there ever was.
Something echoes in the air
although it is silent.

It's dead, this place.
It could be anywhere
now it's gone
a rag doll lays on the ground, its eyes closed
Nightmares leave messes.