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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a far goodnight

dreaming
of the nights
to come

when you will sleep
next to me

praying for solace
in a distant land

too far from home
too far from you

wishing to wake
into the dream
of finally being
there

(D. James)