Poemdog

Dogs 2016

TOO MANY DREAMS
(6/12/16)


even
eight hours
of sleep
does not always
mean
eight hours
of rest

living multiple
alternative lives
midnight to dawn
leaves us
exhausted
upon waking

more so
than when we
went
to bed

we wonder
at the source
of such
fantasies

they are
primarily
mundane

restaurant
scenes

stores

walking
or driving
unknown neighborhoods

ordinary enough
that they
seem real

hence
their ability
to tire us
so

if they were
of outer space

murder

monsters

cataclysmic
upheavals

perhaps
our brains
would dismiss
them
as fabrications

not taxing
our bodies
to such
a great
extent

instead
we resist
the rising sun
through bloodshot
eyes

hoping
that the coming
day
will not be
as busy
as our
night