Bad Dream After the First Line

Paul ate bar food and drank a pint.
His mother discontinued being dead.

Her awakening took place in a far away state.
He was unaware of the development.

She felt her emergence
was part of a scary movie scene.

She passed by university students holding hands
as she exited the cemetery a bit disheveled.

A childhood friend called Paul
and reported the sighting of his mother.

This was not a fever dream or bad trip
the childhood friend reassured Paul.

This was a new definition of woke.
Paul joined the local Wide Awakes chapter.

copyright © 2023 Kenneth P. Gurney

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