I dream (a used dream).
Soft-silk eyelashes shiver
against each other... &
in the corner of the night-wet
garden of our 'once-upon-a-time' house
the whole town lies
inside-out and blinking
against the backs of my closed eyelids.
Hard as hail:
I raise my arms over my head,
not believing, but knowing
that I lift up next to the paw-paw tree
past the outside room, seeing the gutters,
over the back-door neighbours concrete
wall and looking in-
to their children's
playground, sprinkled with tonight's
all familiar (funny how we know
what it looks like from the top).
smelling the early-morning misty warmths
like swimming in a sunny-shady pool
talking to my sister
about flying from the back-garden.
(she has the same dream)
from 'Dreaming' in I sleep, I dream
Fiction is the lie that tells the truth ... (Neil Gaiman)