Dream Sequence


We raise our long
-ing legs, but cannot
run. There is something
democratic about it, as
if a committee was formed,
and the idea of actual motion
was heartily rejected with just
enough nays. But you are always
ahead of me, anyway,
beyond the first sign

(Caution: Curves Ahead!
Contents May Have Shifted!
Beware of Falling Rock!
Fragile! Handle with Care!)

Doesn’t matter what it says,
the point is you can read it
………………..and I cannot.

Someone is making a sun
-dae on a Tuesday,
whip cream clouds rising,
cherry rolling
just out of our reach.

The smell of
lavender and

The children invent
those boats
that only float
……………….in rain.

We mail them
of stardust.



Quickly says “just add” a phrase to a past prompt, and offers some fun choices.
I added them all to Margo’s prompt for today, which ponders dreams.
Head over to both and join the fun!





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9 Responses to Dream Sequence

  1. Misky says:

    Boats that only float in rain is a wonderful reference, De. I love this. Nice that worked in Miz Q’s little ditty too.

  2. margo roby says:

    i like the image of the committee weighing in!

  3. Cora says:

    This is definitely one of my favorites of your poems.

  4. I love the way this one just keeps morphing and changing…dreamlike indeed. 🙂

  5. This is somewhat spiritual… we always expect someone ahead of us – someone to know the route. And we always want to encourage the young, even though we have been around those dangerous curves ourselves.

  6. I would love to have a package of stardust! This poem has great rhythm.

  7. Debi says:

    I love the committee stanza and the sundae stanza is good, too. It does, as Hannah says, run sideways shifting and changing just like a dream.

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