Tell me what you know about dreams.
She stared at me.
I’ll tell you what I know about nightmares.
I’m alone. Naked. shivering in the dark.
Tears streaming down my body.
Pill bottles scattered everywhere.
No one is there to save me.
I’m hiding under the bed so he won’t get me.
But he does.
The blows rain down
There’s no one there to save me.
She stares at me blankly
So I ask my mother again
Can you tell me what you know about dreams?
Because I know nothing of them.