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Night Terror

night terror

open-eyed though open-eyed
                         I cannot see it

            another tongue

                                     back together
            with tape what tape

                         a wailing a wailing

            I grew them, breath braiding
            limbs thickening
                                     and must have

grown this too

or maybe I am just
            a tunnel back
                         into the communal horror

Andy Young reads “Night Terror”

Andy Young is the author of four chapbooks, including  John Swenson Dynamicron (Dancing Girl Press, 2019) and a full-length poetry collection, All Night It Is Morning (Diálogos Press, 2014). She teaches at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Her work has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Southern Review, Pank, and The Journal of the American Medical Association.