Nightmare on Elm Street

by Anna Pomeroy '23
Portfolio Staff


Halloween


a lightbulb
photo creds: pexels

He lurks in the streets, 

Avoiding the illuminating glare of street lamps. 

Passing each house, you can feel his presence in your heartbeat. 

You fight the urge to sleep, 

Dozing in and out. You’ve tried everything to stay awake

But as your eyelids close, darkness creeps upon your pupils. 

Not summoned by the lack of light from your closed eyes, 

But a figure of darkness that lurks in your state of slumber. 

Preying on humans in their most vulnerable sleep, 

He inhabits dreams and Nightmares.