Poemdog

Dogs 2022

Visions Lost
(3/13/2022)


the moment
of awakening
determines
the memory

will you
remember
the dream?

or will
war

pain

work

disease

errands

weather

the need
of urination

overwhelm
all immediate
conscious
thought?

erasing
the sensory
wonders
of our sleeping
illusions

exiling
our fantasies
to a fuzzy
feeling
of loss

loss
of purpose

loss
of adventure

loss
of joy

loss
of love

those potential
pleasures
that filled
our darkness
with hope

all fleeting
as the mind
reacquires
the waking
senses

leaving us
in melancholy

frustration

or minor
hostility
to start
the day

of course
if we awake
from a nightmare
we have only
relief

the escape
of imagined
terror

gladly
welcoming
the normality
of daylight

as our
waking
fears
begin

the realization
that we are
going nowhere

and that
no one
awaits