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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ledges

Sleeping on the edge of
Dreaming.

I don't know why it happens:
I sleep on the edge of my mattress.
I don't know why I'm leaving room.
If it were for someone else, then whom?
There is only me.

Slipping off the edge of
Sleeping.

I don't see when it happens:
I fall from the edge of blackness.
I slip into dreams of falling.
I'm unclothed by something's calling.
Here I find my joy.

Sinking in the ether of
Dreaming.

I don't know left from right here,
And up from down will never matter.
I am in a state of dream now.
Time is a cloud, but cars laugh so.
Serotonin is a drug.

Waking on the edge of
Recalling.

I don't whisper any truths;
I never tell secrets to my pillow.
Every cell defaults to black.
Now I can't call those images back.
The dream remains a dream.

9 comments:

  1. beautiful poem,
    it fits potluck week 13 theme of dreams...
    hope to see you in tonight.

    Happy Sunday!
    your poetry rocks.

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  2. "I slip into dreams of falling" Those dreams always wake my up with a thrill. I really feel like I am falling.

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  3. love your version of falling from the bed half daze! very cute! mines here- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/head/

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  4. You captured the dreamstate perfectly.

    My potluck: so maybe

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  5. Abigail, if I have your permission, I'd like to hightlight your poem, "Ledges" as Poem of the Week at Jingle Poetry.

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  6. beautiful words weaving in and out of a dream state, giving one the feeling of dreaming along with you. Well done!

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  7. Talon, I would be so honored! Thank you :D

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  8. Abigail, this is a beautiful poem. I love the image of slowly drifting into dream state and not telling your pillow any secrets. Love your word choices.

    ~ C

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