Friday, July 18, 2014

A Compendium of Daydreams

artwork: ralph murre

A Compendium of Daydreams
by Don Schaeffer

I forget where I
left the car, and forget
where I live.
I run crazy through the streets
while time slides away on greased rails.
Those who miss me

A party forces my choices.
I grin for some of them
and leave the rest in the cold.
They wait for me, not present to see,
not knowing I am gone.

We emerge from the battle,
my friends
seeping away into the ground.
I am joyous
even while they
say farewell to the grass.

~ first published in Loch Raven Review