Wednesday, June 01, 2011

NIght Ocean

author's note:

Consciousness seems to be such a burden for us human beings.

So I can understand why someone might be afraid of his dreams.  In dreams, consciousness speaks so forcefully.


I wake up
in the depth of night
with a lump--a whale hump
beneath my dream pillow.

Though I shift and twist
trying to adjust my head
any position, at best
can only be

Finally, I surrender:
I take a deep breath
   preparing to be swallowed up

and dive down once again...

© 2011, Michael R. Patton
dreaming steps

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