When You Dream the Eclectic Sleep

iPhones and elves do – so they say –
although it is a marketing tool

for finding words and phrases
to construct the unusual.

Where sorrow and regret are vivid emotions,
what’s dreamt functions only as awareness –

seeing dolphins as lucid swimmers
brings transient joy, and then there is all that

falling and falling and falling. Oh, rock your
babes to sleep / oh, rock your babes to sleep

for vigilant dreams as your musings.
In the Dreamland Adventure Encore

you’ll hear again how what went before
was the initial selection of inspiration

behind those bedroom doors: birds that fly
in the room arrived by their own journey.