The Intimacy of Dreams
After Paul Laurence Dunbar ‘Dreams’
The thriving joys that
burst through seams
The jelly hearts that
The fairy wings that
Of sun’s pure light &
all that gleams
Fears untethered on display
To bask in peace – to play! To play!
To hold in smiles come what may
Ah! Dreams, so real – Today! Today!
Belong to land & sky
So blossom start, then fly! Then fly!
Let hearts unfurl in gorgeous sigh –
When dreams may come – choose I! Choose I!
The Intimacy of Lists
Gathered in a column true
The list of things to do, to do
Stacking words in inky blue
Go here, do this – a lot or few
For when the day begins askew
& you don’t really have a clue
How you will ever make it through
Make a list and set anew
Each thing a member of a crew
Gliding in the day’s canoe
You must! You must! Enjoy the view!
As living dips & swaddles you