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Last Night in Your Dream

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Zum
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Posted 09/16/09 - 1:54 AM:
Subject: Last Night in Your Dream
you leave the strange room

with walls the shade of wet ferns

and take the ancient elevator

down through time.

It is the unrealized green

of elevators everywhere,

set between new leaves and dust.

(Time never was a corridor,

always an Otis elevator shaft.)

Time is rude

from time to time--

if you will pardon the expression.

That outraged slam:

you've reached first floor.


You with your worn black shoes,

too-curly hair, wearing

the Nellie shirt & carrying keys,

change--not much of it, remnants

of tobacco in your Levis,

step into the enchanted street.

The air is instant, fragrant, ochre.

Blossoms spring from ashy stone.

Butterflies tilt and flitter on hydrants.

And with your slow, uneven stride,

as though the weight of all your thought

were held on one side only,

you wander through primeval neighborhoods,

wade kneedeep through rushing streets.

The comely ghost with woodbine curls,

persistent and insubstantial,

still leans against the Transamerica Building.

Under a flowering lamp post, you see me.








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Posted 09/16/09 - 5:12 PM:

wow, stunning. i got a big smile when i got to the end, too much awesome. this is by far my favorite of yours!
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Posted 09/16/09 - 10:43 PM:

wow, thanks!
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