11 August 2005

Re: dreams

[From The Cell by Lyn Hejinian]

Dreams are perfect—it’s illogical
            to think there could be
            mistakes anywhere in them
Nothing intended
Not unless you could say
            the psyche itself is a
But it’s natural that dreams
            don’t change enough—so a
            person repeats them to other
I pose a question and
            immediately the psyche pops up
Not something one would naturally
            name Patricia or Josh
Some nights I experience embarrassing
Wide and near, bare and
There’s entertainment in dreams without
            erudition in reality
Strongly competitive urges
Any immutable information is boring
A voice under the dream
            and reality develops
An invisible reality

                       November 4, 1986

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