Dreaming of Dreaming

Poetry by Peter E. Williams

Published: 1999
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,153 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 429
Added to site: 2005.08.13
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License: ©
Genres: Poetry, Post-1930
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Edited by Tim McCann. Copyright (C) Peter E. Williams 1999.

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aper ?

But then I think,
" What is good writing anyway ?
How will I know when I'm there ?"

"Are we there yet ?"

It didn't really happen

You went down the street
just an ordinary day

you saw a young girl
innocent and sweet
talking to her dad
about everyday stuff

their freezer needed defrosting
happens everyday

did you really tell her
or did you just dream it
how to make a little... tiny... flame thrower ???

of course you didn't !!!
you're not that stupid,
and even if you did
you weren't serious.
she'd know that.

you'd never even tried
to make one yourself
but you'd heard it somewhere...
that you can make one
from an aerosol can and a flame

and she could even reach that freezer
if she just stands on a chair

***

try telling her parents
try telling her
you weren't serious
you didn't even know
if it would work

try living with the memory o

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