Dreaming should be peaceful. A smooth black face, with yellow eyes with slits for pupils followed by a length of shiny black scales should not jolt anyone awake.
Please tell the dream fairy to send the scary snake away. I am too old for nightmares.
I want to ride unicorns into dense green forests, followed by a flock of butterflies, not come face to face with a deadly serpent.
That black mamba awakened me, tonight. There are times when I don’t sleep well, and I’m often plagued by nightmares, but this one was so vivid, my first impulse was to reach for the vodka, but it’s 1:20 a.m. and the liquor stores are all closed.
Please tell me it’s not an omen.