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  • Annmarie Throckmorton, M.A.


Last night in my dream there was something in my path, so I gave it a swift, hard kick, and immediately awoke to find that I had kicked the wall next to my bed, resulting in a right foot that was still quite sore the next morning.

I have never sleep-walked, nor have I ever been so reckless as to kick out and hurt myself, either while asleep or awake, at least not since childhood during my time learning cause and effect.

I am quite displeased with this new addition to my behavioral repertoire, and I can see that if not curbed I might truly injure myself — IN MY SLEEP!

Well, I have always been a quiet sleeper, so as with other new, odd symptoms that I have experienced since my frightening, life-threatening bouts with COVID-19 in late 2019, I hope that this new, odd behavior of sleep-kicking resolves itself, and that I can retrain myself into my former mode of gentle sleep.

Broken Dream

by Annmarie Throckmorton 2021

Bruised Foot

of Annmarie Throckmorton 07-18-21



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