3:28 pm Wake up from a bad dream, try to decide in half seconds if one should lose sleep over it.
Close eyes again, try to decide on one reason why one was taking this nap at
Shift to another dream. What was good, what was bad. Do day sleepdreams come
Why does someone I hardly know have to figure so prominently in such a
dream. What about the important people. But what makes them important. I didn't
want them to be, pre-sleep. They weren't during sleep. Post sleep why do I have
to question what I wanted and got.
Because dreams aren't real? There was a lot of things I did. With previously
unimportant people. Now they are someone else. Fall in love with a near
stranger, get up to worse things. What's stranger. What's okay?
What's not? It was hardly bizarre. There was an exhibition. A basement.
Textiles? Hats? There were parents. There was barefoot me off a school bus. A
wrong school bus with the right person.
But there were shifts. And there was filtered sunlight. There was quiet
talking. There were faces borrowed from life. Feelings pumped in from some
secret little fountain of cruelty. Uneasy feelings replace chokedupness. I
think that is nice.
Possibility of scratching a scab lightly as it creates this alien desire is
better than flying headfirst to be hurt again.
I can just not scratch at all like a good girl and smile because I know it's
But what was I feeling? Oh it was just a dream. I didn't mean to. But I did.
Maybe I want to. I am not but I might and I like the sound of that.
There's the mild, rainy winds of a drizzle day's end. When air carries
around life and doesn't just exist to be breathed in, but felt and loved. Now
there are fragments floating around, of an absurd dream, with unimportant
people. But the illusion of importance looms in large, crashing into my side,
crushing my sense of balance, of this farce sense of understanding that there
is some one person that was supposed to be dreamt about. In quite the opposite
way, there is no feeling of mad wrongness after the dream.
The various criteria of phasing out people probably vanished from the dream
version of love. Maybe it's the new dream version, maybe the strange part of
strangeness is being defined and it is not what it was. Maybe it is for good
reason that dreams are forgotten and are supposed to be. Everyone is a stranger
until they're not.
Maybe the dreams are better at picking out perfectness, or a near perfect
wantingness that must exist but won't, because the controllable dreaming is
insistent on having to do with unattainability. Maybe one is supposed to have
it easy. Maybe dreams aren't that cracked up to be, or they see through a
person with much clarity, unclouded with awake feelings. Maybe awake feelings
are as absurd as life itself.
And day-long naps have time enough to reach a universe where things are done
and not thought. Where one soft love-center candy of life is not covered by
concrete textured layer of insecurity and what-ifs. There is no plastic wrapper
of 'why the hell at all' and 'that's just not me' and a dozen cellotape
layers of 'I don't knows'.
Or the dream just was. And there was happiness. And now there is thought.