Sleep Paralysis

(Narcolepsy Poem)




This unending dream, a nightmare placation

Inert with the frail note of

a scream.

Broken chestfalls as the heart begins to race

Before it


Asphyxiation scars the face.

Cruel siezure of corrupted lungs,

eruption of cavities as the brain begins to boil,

Eyes encapsilate to dialate with death,

A desperate grasp

and at last



A pariah of sleep paralysis,

the heart beats anew.

The haggard horror of death is past.

Neurons refire when brain require,

replete to antagonize a return

to life.


Scars of symmetry within the capacious brain,

Death has faded, but the memory remain