4.09.2019

It's Only a Dream


A collection
of opuscula deriving
from my dreams
would describe
tooth decay
flesh decay
maze of city streets
losing my children
repeatedly
graphically
long haggard squalling
who would want to read this


#NaPoWriMo Day 9!
Skylover’s Word List: FLESH
Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: OPUSCULUM

12 comments:

  1. It's disturbing to have dreams like this and they don't poof out right away like other dreams. No, they become unwelcome guests who stay all day.

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  2. That feeling when waking of how bad a dream was is quite unnerving and it takes some time to get over it. Luckily haven't had one like that for years.

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  3. Oh dear! Not dreams but nightmares. Too well described to be comfortable.

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  4. Anxiety dreams about my children are literally the worst!

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  5. Those kind of dreams are horrible, for sure. Especially when they are about our children.

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  6. Oops! Thank goodness it's just a dream!

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  7. I have anxiety dreams about kittens as I do not have children. These dreams have a tendancy to hang about all day. Excellent poem.

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  8. I would like to read a few, Marian. Glutton for punishment? Small details elaborated on make for good reading, especially when you know the author. Ode "To a mouse" reworked, "To the Toothpaste"?
    ..

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  9. I hate when I am awakened only to be left with the debris of nightmares.

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  10. from one mom to another... we've all experienced this!

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  11. I think one has to understand dreaming to understand the dream, and the only thing more difficult than understanding dreaming is writing poetry ... Yet your take here makes me see many of your poems -- opuscula of the ones I like most -- as stays against unconscious strife in toothy dream-images. Tonics and briefs against the accused.

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