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dream
by Nicole Lasher

Friday, June 20, 2003

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Written on another night of insomnia that I can at least take some solace in its becoming annoying...


to get a night's sleep
i must face the moon
the mask of light
the mask of darkness
the fact of both's inner coldness


to get a night's sleep
i must determine to face the dawn
find something for which to awaken
my daughter
my me


to get a night's sleep
i must not become a lie
for if i lie
but do not sleep
the truth will rest beneath my eyes


to get a night's sleep
i must release the illusion
that you ever cared
but just made a mistake
in sending me away


to get a night's sleep
i must find the z'n in this
realize that my pain is an illusion
as my love was an illusion
as the you i loved as well

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Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 6/23/2003
Serene and natural but also surreal. Very nice.
Reviewed by jude forese 6/22/2003
well done!
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 6/21/2003

Agree, it has a razor's edge. I love that last stanza.... it packs one hell of a punch... I enjoyed the jolt.

Thanks,

Teresa
Reviewed by E. Richardson 6/20/2003
This is excellent...sad, poignant but it has a razor's edge...
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