If Not to Dream

from by Fred Kelly

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In the form that I always imagined you
Clouded vision on the floor of a white room
With a knowing glance, and a helpless sigh
You said to me with loving eyes
We were in the wrong places at the wrong times
Dolly zoom, and a wonder why

Why sleep if not to dream
Why sleep if not to dream

Seeped in surreality
Jumbled words and minute hands
With higher self who can comprehend
Reaching over through all the minds and ends
Underneath a sky that will never be again
Just another simpler time, then

Why sleep if not to dream
Why sleep if not to dream

Is someone wearing your perfume?
Is someone walking like you walked?
Can I bear to look? If I saw you, I would turn
Can I bear to look? Park Street shame, if it was her

I sneezed, and a year passed.


from Sheraton Commander, released February 10, 2017



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