Anna Binkovitz

The Real Nightmare


I am strapped

I can’t




I can’t                                    remember


a good thing.



dead body      cement island.

a ransacked hotel room.            I am               detached   a road



I wake up                                  the knife


No hands      , just     shadow



Editor’s note: *a companion piece to “The Real Nightmare” can be found in The Atticus Review on October 17*

Anna Binkovitz is an MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College and a 2014 graduate with departmental honors in English from Macalester College. Her work can be found in Muzzle Magazine, voicemail poems, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and elsewhere.

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