Tell me, what is it like,
to crooked-roll the dice, to
always get snake-eyes, to keep
slipping on ice?
Tell me why he talks, tell
me why he walks, the
way he does, like he's barefoot
on the coals.
He's barefoot on the rocks.
All those dice sit in your cup.
"C'mon girl, just fill 'er up."
And tell me why he laughs
at all those broken hands,
and broken hearts,
and palms of sand,
and crooked dice,
that fell, through
cracks, and on the lines,
out of their hands, into your eyes.
You said, "Sometimes, I see better,
when the sand up here is wetter. That girl
tried to take the gritty pain away —I didn't let her."
"The sand I put there, in her eyes," he said, "reminded her
of all her lies, and I never did forget her."
This dream poem was written in 2016.
Honestly, I don't even remember the dream this was based on, but it has a neat rhythm!