Dogs 2007

DREAM HOTEL
(2/4/07)


dreams live
I think
in the old dresser
against my bedroom wall
in a seldom opened
drawer
middle right

it is
a repository
for spare towels
cloth place mats
and various other
unidentifiable
sewn articles
covers and such
made by my mother
so many
years ago

I imagine it
to be warm
and comfortable
in there
and the proximity
to my resting place
an obvious plus
for the visions
and voices
which live
inside

a short trek
indeed
across a small rug
covering the wood floor
up the comforter
onto my bed
then into
my head
for entertaining
nighttime
diversions

they must enjoy
my confused wonderment
at their presence
for each morning
when I awake
the drawer
is closed again
and they seem satisfied
to wait through the daylight
for my return
to a sleeping
state

perhaps
someday soon
they will tire
of my
dream-worn mind
and journey
down
the street
to another home
other furniture
and a new
landlord

then finally
I will have room
for some new
socks