Sleep without Forgetting

Poetry today.

Sleep Without Forgetting
Through dreams
Of violence
Of mirth
Of desire
We fly
Unknown
Unheard
But hearing.
When in dreams
We meet
Deadly
Vistas,
Fascinations,
Mirrors,
And we explode into pieces before dawn.
Only in living
Only in dying
Only in wanting
Do we learn the truth.
Blood on hands,
So cold.
Shouted words,
So deafening.
Thirsty mouths,
So empty.
And still,
In dreams at least,
We fly unable to awake.
Unable to wake
Unable to escape
Terror in suffocation
Imagine a monster.
Imagine a demon.
Imagine waking intact of mind.
Sleep.
Without.
Forgetting.
Forgetting.
Without.
Sleep.
Through fire and frost
Waves of emotion
Overrunning the banks
Of a river.
Like venom.
Thought
Feeling
Abomination of chaos
Loosed within the night,
To run through minds
Until dawn.
And then, matter usurps the dream.
And the dream…
The dream gives way
To another insolent day.
Take a bow, night!
Leave the stage!
Be gone,
My sleep,
My judge,
My devil.
Let language emerge.
Again,
Let words return.
We are, all of us
Alive,
Awake from pain,
Chained to worry,
And envious
Of bright gleaming day.
Don’t let me imagine worse,
Let me imagine better.
For in my dreams all is worse.
And in my life all simply is.
Let me imagine better.
Don’t forget
Don’t forget
The dream is but a dream,
Though we know not
What that means,
We know it is
Not real.
So night
So dream
So dawn
So wake

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