(c) Geoffrey Wren
Now I Was Not In This Dream
originally posted in You’re Our Man Anthology.
But you were, Leonard.
We sat night-cornered in a café
wringing the lyrics of this poem,
ironing the lines with our mouths.
Letters like severed legs marched out.
They flattened to our will. Evidence
ballooned by us as cries in thought bubbles.
(poetic response to “Morning Song” from The Spice-Box of Earth)
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