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A Myopian Future

Laying on a white beach reading you a story
The Butterfly’s Wink you eagerly await
Far in the future but not far away
A butterfly closes its mosaic eyes
Asleep upon the sun soaked flower
With lovely songs singing angelically
Awakened suddenly by a falling soft pedal
Driven by the whispering breeze
To its amazement now flying above
A strangely familiar but beautiful landscape
Where once stood tall buildings and small parks
Now luxurious meadows and mountains
Sweet nectar for as far as you could perceive
Then a black screech and a flock that covered the sun
The fearful butterfly’s eyes widen at the shimmering dark
As a sharp cold talon wraps swiftly around it
Jostled by a rain drop the butterfly awakens as the dark cloud passes on
Shivering its florid wings in relief it was only a dream
Then I hear someone calling my name from away
That aroused me from reading this fantasy
Sitting up in bed I begin to tell you of this wonderful dream
When an ear-piercing ring shatters in my ears
Rolling over alone hitting the snooze button late for work
I don’t remember dreaming and it is another day
Note- Poem is about false awkenings using Irony,Juxtaposition,Imagery,Paradox, Synesthesia

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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