Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NaPoWriMo #6: dreams

Tooth Dreams

I dreamed I lost all my teeth
and waking to find them in place
even counting them twice
still felt something missing

so I went to a woman
who interprets dreams
she spoke in a song with no tune
all white words over a black abyss

the key to the meaning of dreams
lies in the realm of what’s real
not as much about what they seem
but rather the way that you feel

when I was silent, she prompted

like a ship with no rudder or sails
like a bird with no feathers or wings
like a horse without its mane or tail
like a scorpion without a sting?

I thought, then shook my head
like a house with no fence
I said

she smiled through gentle eyes
ah, she said
that explains everything.

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