i. night terrors

his words contort into mean.ing.less ampersand signs--bolded and italicized for emphasis. he smirks like listerine and it burns just the same; it burns when it's working. neverending (neverforgetting): he hovers like kutzu growing at a wrathful vengeance just trembling for an anchor to latch onto. he mocks her, looking like stephen king's "it" and (theoretically) gouging out souls with rusted knives fashioned like a haphazard slasher film. CUT. the film's ran out in this virtual reality but the reel keeps turning --

ii. dream real(ity)

lsd beautifully.