by Nate Strong
When it comes, it's always dark and quiet. It comes when you're sleeping, and it gets right next to you, presses its face less than an inch from yours. It makes a licking motion with its tongue, though it makes no contact. When you wake, you feel anxious or nervous or scared without reason. Without, that is, a comprehensible reason. It comes often.
Nate Strong makes his living in a variety of ways.