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May/14

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Some Dreams – A Poem

Sometimes we wish or dream for something that may take us to a place we didn’t expect to be.  The prompt for this poem was “Some dreams are dangerous.”  The poem was written by WATL member Mary Fox, who is a very gifted poet.

 

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Some dreams

cloud our morning coffee

with foggy intentions

then exhale distorting mists,

cloaking barriers to blind us.

We grope through them

and find bruised knees.

 

Some dreams are seductive sirens;

they coo and entice us with sweet promises.

They are heart-pounding kisses,

embroiled in passion,

depleting us, infecting us, and leaving us bereft.

 

Some dreams grow relentless;

unheeding, treacherous vortexes,

they tornado around us, spinning us

dizzy in swirling kaleidoscope potential.

 

Some dreams are just reckless.

They hijack us at crossroads,

and, brakeless, run stoplights,

ram barricades

and ping-pong the curves.

 

Some dreams just slither round our hearts,

and wrapping themselves in

ever-tightening loops,

squeeze us breathless.

 

Some dreams—

just too dangerous

to ignore.

 

©2014 Mary Fox

©2014 Photo of Lake Superior taken by Rosalie Sanara Petrouske

 

 

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