late afternoon nap

I dream that I am awake
talking to you

when I wake
alone
see the dormant
phone

it’s as if falling
from a great height

and the big black crow
out the window
he yells “fool”

but I know better

very soon now
the phone rings

(D James)

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If It All Works Out In The End, Isn’t It All Working Out Now?

had a dream
that it all worked out
all of it

money
happiness
life

had a reality
that it all worked out

all of it

then I woke
into a place
where none of it matters

and realized my search
was complete
and so am I

(D James)

dust

to dance
like the bones
don’t ache

to run
with the speed
of a panther

to laugh
with the abandon
of a child

to work
and play
and love
as if
I cannot fail

to sleep
like the dead
and dream
as the mystics do

this is how I wish
to spend
the days and nights
before returning to dust

(D. James)