here’s today’s poem:
(miscellaneous dreams put together)
i dreamed i saw south buffalo burning. many years ago, i had this dream. people fleeing the neighborhood, stuck in traffic. everyone drunk. cheering & screaming as buildings fell. i remember:
a dream of darkness. nothing.
the rain falling, falling, falling, falling.
& then a shiny day after the rain. i am pregnant & craving apples. i eat barrels of apples but cannot eat enough. soon i look like a giant apple, red & round & shiny. i can barely walk.
now i am in another dream.
i am walking down bailey avenue. i am walking down bailey avenue in a pair of red shoes that won’t stay on my feet. soon i am walking barefoot & my feet are bleeding.
the journey takes all night: all night i toss & turn.