rude awakening

the smell of dirt
exposed in a flash
lit up what ink forgot,
a shattered reverie.

exposed in a flash,
roots like glass bones:
shattered reverie
& slick whiskey finger.

roots like glass bones;
creepy night crawlers
& slick whiskey finger
point out the danger.

creepy night crawlers
uprooted & prostrate
point out the danger
of too much exposure.

uprooted & prostrate,
lit-up ink forgotten:
too much exposure
to the smell of dirt.