I AM THE DREAM MAN
I WRITE REVERIES DOWN DAILY
AT 5 A.M.
I START MY DAY WITH A STORY
OF WHAT WENT ON YESTERDAY
EMOTIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
GATHERED WITHOUT PLAN
I AM THE DREAM MAN
Dreams are the most creative, most personal, most intellectual thing we do daily. Vivid images float hurriedly back to the corners of your mind as the morning alarm rings or sings its wake up message.
You were flying.
You were swimming effortlessly under water, talking with mermaids.
You scored a touchdown with such unbelievable finesse and grace it’s hard to believe it was you who threw and caught the pass.
Madonna was just whispering in your ear as you felt the wet, breathy kiss and then heard her promise she’d be “back in a second.”
You are a cat, landing always on your feet.
You speak with relatives long dead without discretion, able to ask them anything you imagine.
You no longer think about walking through walls, for as soon as the thought occurs, the action has happened.
Music composes itself as you see the notes fall to the staff, hearing he melody to the beat, completely.
Nothing can look better or worse than a dream can make it. A ferocious dog bites at your heels, nips at your calves as you feel his heated breath even nearer to the flesh on your ankles. You stop. Confront him. He heels and as he sinks to his butt his face is the bosses. You ask what he wants and he says, “to have you go faster,” then drops a rolled paper at your feet where, upon reading it, you see your new contract and a raise in bold letters.
We dismiss dreams, forget them easily, but work so hard at our lives while we are awake that we barely have time to dream; so we lose the perspective our most deep knowing can teach us. Our psyche knows where we’ve been but more importantly, where we’re going. The time it takes to list an image upon awakening is the distance to that morning leak, a matter of seconds.
We can scratch our heads all day over issues in our minds, when simply, a little introspection from dream clues can set us on a winning course where the results are already premeditated and the steps laid out.