And the Dream Made It Worse

This poem is based on the idea of dreams; their surreal-ness, and the feelings that they can leave you with upon waking.

"The Knight's Dream", 1655, by Anton...

“The Knight’s Dream”, 1655, by Antonio de Pereda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dreaming awake
The butterfly flutters
As the smell of toast
Wafts.
The crow caws
In a dark morning sky
… And the dream made it worse.

Awake in your sleep
The blackbird flaps its wings
As it hurries away.
Checkmate:
My queen to your king
As the first drop of rain falls
…And the dream made it worse.

She runs through the
Narrow
Halls and he sits there,
Imperiously,
Impassively.
The raven gives one last caw
…And the dream made it worse

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