July 2005 / Volume Six / Issue Four
James Babbs
Dream #115

I find you in an unknown place
caught in the grips of some
terrible machine and I donít even
know who you are but feel
compelled to rescue you anyway and
weíre struggling against the machine
its arms wildly oscillating
teeth grinding metal against
metal straining against the resistance
when I hear the sickening whine of
the motors rising up from
deep within its belly I pull
you free and the sound of
the metallic heart thump
thumping echoes in my ears before
the machine sucks me inside and
slowly begins tearing me apart
until Iím no longer whole
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