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Nightmare by Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon

like one of those dreams –

the gap between us starts as a slim fissure

then in awful slow motion yawns

into an abyss

another lockdown leaves us staring across distances squinting in efforts to remember much-loved features phased out

wrenched from familiarity’s space too remote to kiss or embrace


Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and writes short stories and poetry. She has been widely published in web magazines and in print anthologies and is a Pushcart and Forward Prize nominee. She believes everyone’s voice counts

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