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A simple scene a nestling seeks the comfort of the night
to lay enthralled, engrossed,  in memories of past days,
the nectar drawn from rivulets that run past blackened lash.

A lidded eye roves left, then right, as if it’s been betrayed
a corner tick, a slight knee twitch, odd choices now made.
The blanket once a comforter now twists so very tight.

A falling dream, a horrid scream, yet no land's in sight.
Bloodless body, writhe, heave, callout, nobody's home
your casing calls, umbilicus, umbilicus, reel me down.

A flying lift of breeze ‘neath hips, a lofting, oh so, high, 
brings soul to ground with sighing sound within the dream,
entranced, aroused, the coming light, the end of night, wake.



First Published in Sweet Dreams and Night Terrors 2013

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 6/2/2015 7:20:00 AM
You have a unique way of expressing yourself, I enjoy it.
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Date: 3/25/2015 1:02:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your dreamy thoughts..Thanks for the visit to my page.Sara
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Date: 3/22/2015 2:33:00 AM
You have mastered subtle suggestions, Deb. I am being enriched just by reading your writes.
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Date: 3/21/2015 11:12:00 PM
very interesting how you portrayed dreams. The many types of them, Debs.I love dreams . Now that I am rather sleep deprived, they are even more precious to me.
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Date: 3/20/2015 7:19:00 AM
Debbie, I love this poem full of beautiful words to accompany that amazing picture, so well written, a perfect 7 . . .
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Date: 3/19/2015 12:56:00 AM
Such the poetic picture of the dream dear poet . I really enjoyed this Debbie....Have a wonderful week......much love, james
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Date: 3/18/2015 8:57:00 PM
You have Wowed me again, Debbie...a fave!
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Date: 3/18/2015 8:02:00 PM
Debbie, this is simply amazing! The images you have portrayed are so vivid, powerful. Love, Kim
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Date: 3/18/2015 7:46:00 PM
OMG Deb! No one can draw me into the moment like you can! Superlative splendor entrances! A winner for me and a fav! 7+
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 3/18/2015 8:05:00 PM
Thanks so much Connie your encouragement means the world to me.
Date: 3/18/2015 5:32:00 PM
This very night I'll close my eyes having read your words to dream. Maybe I'll share what I have dreamt, after I've allowed my thoughts to stream. Love this one Debbie, yep, it's wonderful poetry, James :) :)
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 3/18/2015 8:06:00 PM
I'm in trouble if you can astral project too!
Date: 3/18/2015 5:26:00 PM
Wow, I enjoyed this. The imagery and depth of your words captured the dream so well. #7
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