Mortal Slumber

This resounds

I had a murderous dream
full of tiny deaths
with tinges of deceit.
along the coastline
burning sands
lacerating rocks
where children
swam with ease.
I woke three times
from violent
and mortal scenes.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..