On Sleep

I lost count of sheep

couldn’t quantify cattle

quietly slipped off

~

CLP 20/06/2021

Dream #23

unable to speak

shouts stifled at source

legs bound, arms held

this is not what I came for

how do I wake myself

when so constrained by sleep?

will it end like this?

drowned in white light?

in silence?

~

CLP 20/06/2021

Dream #20

you know, this thing that didn’t happen

anywhere but my head, seemed real

I remember everything about it

conversation, colours, the amazing food

all the personal touches

every sensation, but smell

smell? nothing.

I thought nothing of it until I was asked to leave

as I said, it seemed real

but without a scent of the place

without that, I knew something was wrong

I thought I could smell a rat

~

CLP 16/06/2021

Dream #14

the Moon lies

in some galactic gutter

off his face on space junk

leaving all the lights on

so many colours, constellations confused

by brilliance of the luminous clutter

and you here, warm, safe, sound asleep

to the universal song and dance

of the stars going loopy

given their chance

~

CLP 09/06/2021

Dream #9

Sleep called me

I was out

Sleep left a message

I missed it

Sleep had a stern word

“My office, first thing”

Left me to restless contemplation

considering consequences

~

CLP 03/06/2021

On Dreams xxii

unjiggling stuff

mixing up bits and pieces

sleep’s webbed tapestry

~

CLP 28/05/2021

On Dreams xix

What is that thing called

when believe yourself awake

but are still asleep?

~

CLP 25/05/2021

On Dreams xviii

Not entirely sure

what actually happened

I was fast asleep

~

CLP 23/05/2021

On Sleep (n+1)

what is going on?

all pre-conditions were met

awake, not dreaming

~

CLP 24/05/2021

On Dreams xvi

suddenly not mine

wrestling for space in own space

whose dream is this now?

~

CLP 22/05/2021