But life is never dull in your dreams.
“Mary Jo”, Belle and Sebastian
I dream in technicolor:
The field is always brighter than yellow and the sky is the bluest of the blue;
The meadow is a cheery viridian and glittering with beads of morning dew;
Through the grass and pasture the wind whispers softly;
In the middle where I stand, blending with tranquility.
Inhaling the crisp air, I admire the view;
A flawless landscape, almost lovelier than you,
My dress is fine, woven in black,
Dancing, billowing, swaying along with my track;
I don’t mind lingering there, for I anticipate,
Solely for a man who is worth the wait.
You make your way through, smiling like the sun,
Stare with your soothing eyes the color of a dun;
Your palm is warm, my feet are bare,
As I lead your hand to our secret lair;
To where we’ll be eternal, an unbreakable seam;
To when the two souls adjoint in one dream.
And then the morning comes, and I’m awaken with a start,
Eyes thick with sleep, still with rapidly beating heart.
When will I meet my fate, I never knew,
‘Cause no matter how vivid, the dream is untrue.
All I got is this lonely life,
Which I have to face alone in order to survive.
And how sad the fact is, God as my witness,
That dreams are the only place I can find
my true happiness.
I need a place where I can make my bed, a lover’s lap where I can lay my head.
‘Cause now the room is spinning
The day’s beginning.
– June 28 2008