picking up speed

the sign says
you’ll be out of runway
soon
take off now or
be forever grounded

I shift into
high gear
tell the sky
to get ready

here I come

~~~

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[mebound]

I have no place in paradise
of this I am sure
but I’ve found a place
I want to be
I tell myself it will be okay
to be happy for me
for once

~~~

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dreamyopia

hindsight is always
twenty/twenty
a dream could be
too far away
they lose sight of it
on the way there

if they could choose,
from where they stand
would they stay on course
pick a different ending
or double-back and start
a new beginning

~~~

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crafty gardener

unbeknownst to me
sneakily you planted seeds
fertilized dreamscape

~~~

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same old, same old

the other night
I got the moon mad
for telling her tales
she thought impossible

she called me crazy
scolded me for being unreal
then hid behind the clouds

awake I welcomed dawn
my dream keeping me company

what else is new

~~~

For December prompts, ‘and as the moon exploded’.

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casing the joint

I hear the neighborhood
is the closest you can get
to paradise

a stone’s throw to the beach
minutes from the mountains

I pull out a map
plan my steps to get there

X marks the real spot
where my end goal lies—

you

~~~

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dream tastes like this

writ(h)ing beneath weight
of pleasure and pain
tongue of passion dances
to rhythm of heart
shamelessly sighing
suppressed thoughts spill
on white sheets
all of you pulls
all of me
the world crumbles,
and I hold on
to us

~~~

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a sigh of resignation

I am not
the moon
I don’t have the power
to pull you away

maybe the dream
will forever
be a dream–

unknown entity
I will always be

~~~

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