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Dream Screams

September 16, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me


Dreams

How could you leave me hanging

My voice plucked from my throat

Swallow hard.

Climbing the stars

Is like slipping on an icy mountainside

Like seeing my reflection in a stop sign blazing.

Dreams

Frozen lotus

Beautiful crystals that grow in salt

Dreams

Like Greenland seals

Only survive in cold water hearts.

Dreams

Bleed from the moon

Down to these ant-filled porch steps where I lie.

Dreams

Like black jellybeans

Irresistible

Are sleeping oil that drips down my throat

And drags me under

Oiled stars

I can’t climb in my life.


The author's comments:

Maybe black jellybeans aren't "irresistable"...but if you hate them, you get my point still. Dreams are dark.


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on Oct. 2 2021 at 10:34 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

thx(:

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 22 2021 at 9:23 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me

Yeah, I wrote it with you in mind

on Sep. 22 2021 at 7:07 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

i hate dreams too... a lot. but thats not news.