Dogs 2014

MIDNIGHT PICNIC
(9/16/14)


I dreamed
of dandelions
in my soup

a spoon
resembling
the flush apparatus
from a toilet

I attempted
to dip
the flush handle
into the broth
using the jointed
metallic
arm assembly
but it was as long
as my arm
and as unwieldy
as say
a jointed
metallic flush arm
assembly

I spilled
a great deal
delivering
very little
to my mouth

I looked
down
to survey
the damage
and was relieved
to see
that I was wearing
a heavy
rubber
butchers apron

in a dream
it's a mistake
to notice
such things

I gazed
back up
to see
a tableful
of partially butchered
farm animals
also attempting
to fish substance
from bowls
in front
of them

it was
a barnyard
scene

I'm not sure
what
called us all
together
there

weeds
in a dying
yard

questions
about a toilet
that evening

a vegetarian
lifestyle
that's always
in question

I awoke
to a spit soaked
pillow
and a foot
still asleep

I limped
to the bathroom
grateful
to be
alone

sleeping
was such
a crowded
affair