Big Dream Pantoum by Debbi Brody

Big  Dream Pantoum

Walking into a big dream, hands gentled around
a Gouldian finch, dark lavender chin,
every line of color separation pure, no transition.
Drop him in a white wrought iron cage on a table.

A Gouldian finch, dark lavender chin,
becomes a purple bucket on the floor.
Drop him in a white wrought iron cage on a table.
The bird, now a mouse, hangs by his sharp jaw

becomes a purple bucket on the floor,
clings to my index finger. Rasp him into the writhing.
The bird, now a mouse, hangs by his sharp jaw,
scraped into a bucket with a white washed wooden board.

Clings to my index finger, rasped into the writhing.
A rat climbs the panel, hangs from my wrist with serrated teeth
scraped into a bucket with a white washed wooden board.
Black and white striped snakes braid through my hair.

A rat climbs the panel, hangs from my wrist with serrated teeth.
No one helps. Sound familiar? The beast always grows.
Black and white striped snakes braid through my hair.
I tell the dream story standing in our kitchen packing lunch.

No one helps. Sound familiar? The beast always grows.
Drinking coffee, he says, Sounds like you’re feeling things-
I tell the dream story standing in our kitchen packing lunch.
are out of your control. I laugh and say, No kidding Batman.

Drinking coffee, he says, Sounds like you’re feeling things-
Walking into a big dream, hands gentled around
are out of your  control.  I laugh and say, No kidding Batman,
every line of color separation pure, no transition.

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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