12.04.2012

monster loss

You dreamed you lost me--
I drove away without you;

I dreamed I lost you--
someone drove away with you.

In the morning, I held you
and we compared our dreams

offering them up for analysis,
evidence of monster anxiety.

Then, you waved thru the heart
you drew on the window’s fog

and I left in fog for work,
following a tractor trailer

that belched exhaust in streams
like fire and smoke belching

from a dragon’s nostrils.
I gripped the wheel, focused

on driving safely, dreaming
of day’s end, at home with you.

13 comments:

  1. I like the comparing of dreams and anxiety, which hopefully will disappear when both comes home ~

    Happy day Marian ~

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  2. Oh this is so poignant - mother-love. I love the wave through the heart drawn in the steamy windows........thank Goddess for day's end and Home.

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  3. What I love about your work is that it is so human. I know that must sound like I'm stating the obvious, but you tap into the psyche's base-line: the fears, the dreams, loss, love, lust, motherhood, anger... it's all here, recognizable and written with compassion.

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    1. thank you, Kerry, that's very nice to hear! xoxo

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  4. Oh ~tears~ how many times my children have turned me into a more prayerful woman <3

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  5. Beautiful! Your 8th line made me picture "Anxiety" personified, as being one of those unnamed monstrous muppets... "Sweetums," maybe.

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    1. yes, exactly! or maybe Sully from Monsters, Inc.

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    2. If my reaction to anything gets a reply of: "yes, exactly!" then I'm pleased to have read it that well, especially here, Marian! I just truly love this piece!!!

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  6. Dreams--some mares to ride day or night--are mixed blessings! How to say to them, "Here you are again, because I love. I may ride you, but don't even think about riding me!"

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  7. Kerry said it perfectly. This is real.

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  8. Darn...I had to see MZ's comment and then read what Kerry said!!! She did say it perfectly, though, Marian!! You do all of that...and I love the dream-like feel of it all...even bringing that fog through this exhaust a dragon...well written indeed!!

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  9. thank you, friends. your comments are very generous and appreciated! xo

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