A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

PERCHANCE TO DREAM
(10/1/11)


in mist
and shadows
I see you
in a way
that I could
never
see you
in the daylight

I can be
close to you
without
the look
of fear
in your eyes

I can reach
out to you
without
a reflexive flinch
rejecting
my every
advance

I can watch
a shining smile
bloom glowingly
upon your face
as I caress
your skin

a smile
that I haven't
seen awake
in years

I'm
so close
to you
in my sleep
that my waking
hours
are haunted
by your absence

I stumble
listlessly
through life
longing
for slumber

where
I will hold
you again

all hurt
forgotten

in the
night