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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2021

Bloody Daydream

by Wayne Jermin

 

Falling asleep on a train

That's bound for nowhere.

Not sure if it's tiredness

Making my eyes heavy

Or the antidepressants have kicked in.

I sat watching strangers in the carriage

Coming and going

Fumbling to their seats.

My heart starts racing

As my desire to feed my addiction heightens.

Choosing one of these lab rats

Is the first step.

Then I wonder and fantasise

About the blood patterns

As my knife penetrates their chest bone

Through their lungs.

The gurgling of blood as they gasp for breath

Is like a Mozart symphony to my ears.

Just as my thirst has been quenched

And my habit has been acquired

I sit back in my first-class seat

And plan to make my bloody daydream

A beautiful reality.

 

 

Wayne is 36 years old. A husband and father from Swansea, Wales. He started writing poetry a few years ago to help with his mental health. He's always enjoyed poetry and writes almost every day. It's helped him through some dark times and finds writing down those thoughts really helps his state of mind. Wayne has had work published by Punk Noir, Skyway Journal, and Spill Words, amongst others. You can find Wayne and his work on twitter @waynejermin 

Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2021