… I wake up, my hand plastered to the bed.
My nails tear through the sheet of red.
My eyes like a hawk, wide open with fear,
Glued to ceiling like a wallpaper near!
Suddenly a black panther jumps into me;
And vanishes at once behind a tree.
Not expected, I see a lot of sand;
While I lie in a pool on the bed next to my hand…
… Dreaming to be in a jungle, yet running for my life.
Trees reaching out, branches cutting me like knife.
Trying to untangle me from branches, I turn.
The leaves suffocate me, don’t let me return.
Twigs scratches my legs, oh, how they hurt.
I come to a dead-end on the dirt.
The black panther awaits my sigh.
I see grace in his eye…
… I wake up in a cold sweat;
Moisture drips from my face with threat;
Like water from faucet, I am wet.
It is hard to breathe, so upset!
My pillow clings to my face.
Sweat pours in every place.
My legs are knotted in my blanket.
The panther’s hair stick up like a net.
It’s jabbing me so straight that I moan.
The curtains are wildy blown.
… I get up to grab the door;
But find myself not able to soar.
I hold to the panther’s paw to get up and run;
But its nails dig into me, not fun.
I collapse with fear,
Terror, horror, me they tear!
I am clueless when I wake up from sleep;
Not remembering a thing as I weep.
On my body I see claw mark.
I wonder how I got them in the night’s dark!! …