Each day I wake, my head crammed full of dreams
that reach into my conscious life unasked,
defining how I perceive each new task
by tearing at reality’s worn seams.
From dawn to dusk they push and pull my mind
in strange directions, seeking some release;
new tangents form in patterns without cease
and with their ebb and flow, seek to design
the life that I too often see as dull,
its colors faded out to browns and grays,
mere repetitions of some useless rite.
Of moments too soon gone, my life is full;
and on these fleeting chimeras, my days
oft lose their edges and fade into light.
02 JUN 2004