Ever been kidnapped by a dreamer?

kidnap poem (after Nikki Giovanni) ever been kidnapped by a dreamer? i’m a dreamer and i’m gonna kidnap you gonna hypnotize your hypnogogic reverie put you in my archetype, my anima, my animus or maybe, or maybe, wrap your in moonbeams lucid you with lullabies snooze...

Dreams are perfect poems packed with symbols, puns, and perfectly spontaneous. So why do we feel obliged to edit and revise? {by me at age 23 … March 1986 journal … and yes, I did a little bit of editing} This is poem 19 in my 30 Poems in November...

A Note from Me at 23: a found poem In this dream, I examine a leather glove to see how it’s made. Will I unmake it, or make more? I examine the patterns on Emily’s cape. I want to imitate her good taste. I look Joy in the eye and say, I want to know you like a man. I...

#29: Some Questions You Might Ask

after Mary Oliver What if this is the dream and real life happens when you’re asleep? Why do I remember so many dreams each night but I can’t remember where I left my keys? Why don’t I have dreams in which I meet Salome and find ancient skulls in crypt-like depths, as...