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Nightmare Chronicles: A Homeless Future

Last night my nightmares came back with a vengeance.  I fell asleep, completely exhausted, and was quickly whisked into the future.  Dreamtime knows no boundaries, no rules. Nightmares can do anything. They are all powerful and in my mind, in this particular state, they are real.

I was homeless. I smelled bad, my clothes were rough, torn, dirty and not my own. I had a hat but my hair was stringy and dirty underneath and it itched. I was hungry.  My belly twisted against the back of my spine and the only bright spot of this particular nightmare was that it occurred to me that I was finally thin.

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Updated: Going Green in Emerald City

I’m exhausted.

It doesn’t help that I get to bed so late. But what’s the point? The circles under my eyes may be permanent. I don’t know. I vaguely remember what it was like to not have them, but that’s been years ago.

I used to think it was just plain insomnia. That’s what you assume when someone struggles to get to sleep. I still think there’s an element of insomnia there, from time to time.

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