Suddenly the sound of pedestrians draws me from sleep,
and memories flash vividly while eyes open abruptly.
When recalling the visions of color and darkness,
faces appear at my window, knocking, screaming,
demanding physical movement evidencing I am conscious.
Additional corpses move along the sidewalk lacking
passion for life or a reason to spontaneously survive.
The onlookers at the window cannot embezzle my dreams
as I fall back asleep into a state of freedom and ecstasy.
The screaming becomes shouting, and the knocking grows
to pounding as jealously captures their meaningless souls.
Deafness falls upon my ears, rapid eye movement prevails,
and dreams enrapture thoughts even while sitting awake.