Stopped about a month ago
I waited until now to make sure or not to jinx it
They were bad. Everyone died. Night after night
They were locked and stiff
Grotesque with strange smiles and wide eyes, in fancy silks and cheap jewelry, shoeless with crosses wrapped around their hands
They were waterfalls.
They were moon illusions.
They were sun spots.
And I’d find them
in their beds and in the their backyard. I’d see their feet poking out of the lilac bushes and hanging from clothes lines
their hair grew and wrapped and knotted around my legs
Each time I leaned in, searching with fuzzy Dream eyes, trying to understand what I saw, then I’d realize in new shock it was my dead family. I was a minute too late . I dropped them and ran. But they stuck to me. They came out of the furniture, or the walls or other loved ones bodies.
I awoke scared and weepy night after night until I learned I would be lucky when I died
That’s when the death-mares ended