Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
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Nightmare in Black and White

by Laurence Overmire

I dreamt I was being chased
By a dead guy dressed in black
With a pasty-white face and flaming hair.
Down into the darkness of the subway station I fled
When all of a sudden he leaped into the air
Grabbed his crotch and gave a high-pitched “Hoo!”

That’s when I realized it was just Michael Jackson
Doing his thing.

© 2008 Laurence Overmire

Laurence Overmire is a poet, playwright, actor, director, arts educator and genealogist. His poetry has been widely published in the U.S. and abroad in hundreds of journals, magazines and anthologies, including The American Muse, Over the Back Fence, 12 Gauge Review, Aabye’s Baby, m. e. stubbs poetry journal, Kimera, Adirondack Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly Online, Thorny Locust, The Penwood Review, and Lynx Eye.

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