Dogs 2011

DREAMALITY
(11/30/11)


the
eyelids
close

a metaphysical
sidestep
is taken

and there
I am

a parallel
reality
that sleepers
would misinterpret
as a dream

dreaming
lucidity
was surely
the start
but only
a single
level removed

then
the realization
of waking dreams
   presleep
   conscious apparitions
   of shuttered eyes
advanced
the experiment
further

at first
I would step   out
then step
right back
wide awake
and afraid
of a being
stuck
as an alternative
me

now
I skip
from one
plane
to the next
only concerned
with what
is in front
of me
at any
given
moment

I no longer
remember
my starting
scenario

I no longer
care

I have had
hundreds
of parents
families
lovers
and offspring
vehicles
homes
jobs
and pets

I have
lived
on other planets
tread
the surface
of stars
and floated
free
in the vacuum
of space

I have
died
many
times

I am free
of all life
and death

this
is existence
intended

rest
your vision
for just a smidgen
and listen
to the sound
of my voice

we have
infinities
to travel