When I dream, I float away,
float away into the unclutchable sky.
I dream of shifting shadows,
shifting shadows which call my name.
When I dream I get swept around,
swept around like dry leaves in the wind.
I dream of your face scowling,
face scowling at my existence, annoyed.
When I dream I hear your taunting laughter,
taunting laughter all too real in my waking hours.
I dream of days without pain.
Without pain, you mock me in my misery.
When I dream, I dream of promised paradise,
promised paradise where you are good and kind.
These are mere dreams.
oh, that my reality and dreams were swapped,
I dream of long moments of gentle joy.
Gentle joy and hope’s promise keeps me here
when I dream.