6:31am (Insomnia)

sitting in a pile of rubbish
every piece of my life surrounding me
I emptied the cabin
piled it up out in the woods

see, I know what you’re planning
I looked through your phone
you should use a better password
you asshole

you won’t steal her life for gain
her will doesn’t even name you
you may be the oldest but
you’re certainly less clever

I will never allow you ‘your day’
as you play the part
good deacon at the local church
HA!
good ole boys

won’t the preacher be surprised
tomorrow’s headline will show
a crazy man has set fire to his sister
and everything she owned

in an attempt to silence her
in a final act of revenge
when she discovered he meant
to murder his own mother for raw land

but my phone’s ‘accidentally’
at the edge of the flames
the sheriff will be able to prize its secrets

see, I used your phone
to create a conversation
we never had but it’s damning
they will read everything

I wiped your phone
but they’ll find it there too
as they drag you off in handcuffs
self-righteous evil bastard

I know your future
do you?

I will destroy you

lighting the match
ignition
flames fifty-feet high
my loss is worth the result

I hide down the trail
climb a tree in camouflage
I’ll be here for a fortnight
before it will be safe to move on

I will lower myself and make my way
across the border with a new name
and no history

but mom will be safe
my sisters will be safe
their inheritance and one hundred acres
safe

and you, dear judas
will be wondering how I did it
as you slowly rot away in that cell


tara caribou | ©2019-2022 revised

The latest addition in my category named Insomnia. These are real dreams taken at real times. They might be dark or weird or fantastic or erotic. Welcome to my mind.

Insomnia (noun) 1. inability to obtain sufficient sleep, especially when chronic; difficulty in falling or staying asleep; sleeplessness.

49 Comments on “6:31am (Insomnia)

      • I think you’re in that state between sleep and waking. That’s when you get the weirdest dreams. Once you hit stage four and REM sleep, you won’t dream. I’ve had this problem earlier too. I also had a problem where I’d feel trapped and unable to wake up.

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        • I have always been a dreamer. I can remember dreams I had when I was a young child to this day. I am also prone to significant dreams. Dreams with meaning, dreams that come true.

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  1. Awesome, and it may just be me but each sentence reads like a dream would play out. Separate pieces that make up the whole. Just brilliant. This is one hell of a dream diary you have 👍🏻❤️

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  2. wish it was only sometimes – I only read today a quote by the Lama “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” … he forgot to mention when you think you are sometimes thinking your own thoughts that scare you too much to talk about them 😉 or something like that … imagine if every thought that made it into the dreams or conscious mind made it out our lips as well … imagine if we could read each others thoughts … heh heh …

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  3. i’m not sure what happened here – i commented on this on July 22, 2019 and it still drags me into a dark room and bruises me. i read it thinking i’ve been here before and it seems i have and its still amazing and so good. art that spans the test of time? takes one on a journey with or without permission .. maybe ‘only’ a couple years, but it read like it was fresh and still real and new even though it had hit me before. and it ‘hit me’. sometimes one appreciates the hit – the shock makes me ‘feel’. thanks. again.

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    • Thank you for reading it again! Honestly, I feel the same way… sometimes I re-read something and it just hits me all over again. Sometimes in a different way, but it still gets me. That’s why I occasionally reshare older stuff, because I think about it or read it again.

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  4. I love how raw and uncompromising this piece is. Pretentious me wants to say this is perhaps one of the best “integration of the shadow” pieces I’ve read all year.

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