Poetry

Poem: Unfamiliar Spaces

 

Dreams,
smokey nights
in darkened rooms
with relatives
mixed with friends
and enemies.

Dreams,
anxious and
surreal, caught between
narrow walls, thick bars
and fences
with barking egos.

Dreams,
that move into
unfamiliar spaces,
steps with no stairs,
trying to climb up 
a slippery slope.

Dreams,
never seem to say
what they mean,
never finish
what they start, until
it’s too late,
the dreamer
wakes up

with a vague suspicion,
a piece of undigested
story,
a cryptic message,
a letter
with no intent.

©️mft

Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

8 comments on “Poem: Unfamiliar Spaces

  1. Love this poem! Great imagery. The end is very powerful.

  2. Beautifully written

  3. This is perfect.

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