I woke up crying

I woke up crying
in a hot and empty room –
I’d dreamed the pain
was something else,
but in that rising
out of sleep,
my body knew.

I woke up curled
in my own head,
hiding from lights –
too bright – and
clashing noises,
telling stories to myself
with different endings.

I woke up, and my face
was wet. My body knew
the truth before I did.

“I took a nap and wept for no reason”

~ Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason

For Jilly’s month of Unreason. Day 13 – nearly half way through. It’s been a rollercoaster so far.

I’m also linking it in to the dVerse Open Link Night.