Mist of Another’s Dream

 

 

I see you in the mist of another’s dream

twirling

dark hair swirling

a cigarette burning ‘tween two fingers

whiskey staining your thin ripped dress

bruised lips whispering scriptures distressed

I reach

but you can’t see from the south side of the mirror

through fear

and black streaked tears

raining down cheeks

tracing hard years

pretending to dance

all while dying

fading blue

on the south side of my reach

chained in the mist of another’s dream

 

I can see you

 

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8 Comments

  1. Kim or Lisa said,

    March 14, 2012 at 2:30 am

    very haunting piece, i like it.

  2. brian miller said,

    March 14, 2012 at 2:38 am

    pretending to dance all the while dying…ugh…that was the smack in this…and watching her die on the edge of anothers dreams….nice

  3. March 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I haven’t read your stuff before. Very kool. I wonder if she can see who’s looking at her, or wondering if anyone is? Wish she could notice. Really liked this. Look forward to more.

  4. claudia said,

    March 14, 2012 at 12:49 am

    you paint a very visual picture…almost haunting…pretending to dance while dying or…my fav part was…fading blue on the south side of my reach

  5. hannah said,

    March 14, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Hiya Sir Bill,

    Are you sure she’s worth the agony 😉 ?
    Sorry.
    I’m new to this too.
    Is levity allowed in the comments?

    I love the ‘chained in the mist of another man’s dream’ line.
    And the South side of the mirror idea.

    Odd that we always put ourselves South.
    And do those in the Antipodes do likewise or the opposite?
    I wonder.

  6. Luke Prater said,

    March 15, 2012 at 11:17 am

    vivid and evocative – well done

  7. Sheila said,

    March 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    love the imagery in this. very chilling and somber.

  8. Luke Prater said,

    March 30, 2012 at 9:50 am

    still rockin’


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