i spent the night in endless roiling dreams.
in the dreams i rolled and tumbled like one she told me of once and she kept entering my presence, my existence. i found myself curling up like a millipede or pretending to be a shut nautilus to push her presence out. each time stung like a centipede's bite but i could not bear the allure and pain of her presence, her touch.
i wrapped her up in an imaginary membrane and tied it shut to rid her from my mind.
in the dream, i wept. when i woke, my pillow was damp and smelled of salt.