Tuesday, October 31, 2006 Fear of Dreaming...

Fear of Dreaming...

Fear of Dreaming by Jim Carroll

Too many teeth
In this city
Are bared.

What I want is to sleep
inside a strange language, trimming

The bonsai under glass,
its redolent needles

clipped precise as The Buddha's fingernails.

Yet, I'm nervous to sleep. Afraid to dream
And fearful as well of waking too late.

Wary of the end of this century,
Its bloodthirsty and dead weight.

I've slept, I've dreamed, and I've awakened right on time.


Blogger Dale said...

And now I can't sleep. But I sure won't be late either.

4:44 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Of course you post today after I get done telling three dozen of my closest friends that you are on hiatus. That's reason #11, sister.

6:21 AM  
Blogger TLP said...

Awaken to November. A new month for you to live and write about.

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delightfully dark. Thanks!

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

November is here, embrace it.

10:32 AM  
Blogger G said...

I hope I don't need to post a retraction to my post about you Doug.

Anomie, delighted to see you as a guest at Doug's - a shocker! But most of the posts linked were written prior to my auspicious start in the Blogworld, so I got to enjoy them anyway. Now I don't want to display too much bonhomie, you may kick me the hell out.

2:26 PM  

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