Black and white dream

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Black and white dreams

Morning is brown tea and Charles Bukowski-
You live in fear of your fears says he.
I dream of my house and sun on balcony
Built near the lake, blue and crystalline
Trees in the streets,morning bird tweets.
These municipal guys make house maps
While we all take our afternoon naps
Then we make 36 feet houses against 10
Approved by the municipal engineer guys
And live in of fear of their midnight knocks.
There in the crematorium I need just 5
And the municipal guys also need a mere 5
And may be, some dry logs obtained cheap
From the sidewalk vendor without bill-
After all it is the logs that burn better than
Wood shavings and discarded old furniture
With rusty nails jutting out into night air.
In the meanwhile there is this driver's drama
When he gets into train to see ailing dad
He hears dad already dead of too much sugar
And look,death is so sweet and so prosaic!
A black man makes the white house white
In news black and white ,Obama and his ma
With Moslem middle name, properly baptized
Spare him from possible theological dilemma.
I have several black and white "flickr" dreams
Nobody touches them because they are
Just my black and white dreams ,not theirs
And it is the colored ones they are after.

Submitted: January 10, 2009

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Steve Littlewood

I'm intrigued by your writing because the images are unique and original. I found this piece had four phases - houses (dreams), death (yours + the driver), Obama and your dreams again. But I'm struggling to tie the link between them & it's sounding a bit like aimless rambling. Most probably I'm not showing enough insight - feel free to enlighten me. I'm interested to read more of your material because you evoke dramas from another world wthat are very illuminating. Regards, Steve :) :)

Sun, January 11th, 2009 6:37pm


Thanks ,Steve for your painstaking analysis

Sun, January 11th, 2009 10:04pm


Thanks,Steve for your comments.Without much explaining ,which robs the poem of independent readability,let me say this-the images are all connected by a single strand:what happened in the time and space of a moment in my mind.If it appears rambling to you I cannot help it.Thanks for your patience.

Mon, January 12th, 2009 12:35am

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