May 3rd

Every one to three months
the bad dreams come
into my son’s room
who is still young.

And yet I hear others
who are in adult form
night mares.

Nightmares who search
in the dead of night
for soil that already
is full of fright
it plants
its seed
and becomes

The only way
to get rid of the dark
is to tell it to
“be gone!”

Which can be done in the mind,
but some still need the visible.

To see smoke clean and fill the air.
To hear the sound of prayers,
and smell holy water,
which works every time
for both of my sons.

5 3 2017 AISI bottom pic