For the dverse prompt.
They get you in the end, dreams,
you lie eyes closed, refusing to wake
and see the rain, the bills lying
on the doormat, reminders, final demands,
the sickly light in those eyes that
used to be so bright. They draw you back
into the sticky, sweet sheets of oblivion,
but the faces always morph into monsters,
the next door you open lets in the zombies;
and the dreamworld has no money back clause.
Better perhaps to wake and face the strange,
the twisted and the hard to take, perhaps
the bills won’t be so big and she’ll phone
and say she’s a little better today.
If not, there are always the pills that help,
to sleep, perchance to dream.