In Between


In those moments between asleep and awake,
with dreams still sweet upon our tongues,
their fragrance lingering in our minds,
that is the time to decide if we are
dreaming awake or dreaming asleep,
and whether we want to keep our dreams,
make them manifest in our awakening,
or let them drift away unchosen.

If we awaken from – or into –
a nightmare, we are left with
the same choices.

We must choose well, especially with
those dreams that come
when we are awake.

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #47: In-Between

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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7 Responses to In Between

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    Are we awake and dreaming, or dreaming we’re awake? As a prolific dreamer, I can relate. Thanks for this.

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  2. Peggy Lemmer says:

    Once again provocative. I also like the flow; like the flow of that dream before awakening.

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  3. Wonderful poem. This idea of dreaming awake as different (and alike) to dreaming asleep is fascinating to me. I enjoy my dream life and sometimes find myself awake (or lucid) while dreaming. That is the best!

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