'deliquescent dreams'

November 4, 2007
By Tanya Nguyen, Roswell, GA

dreams deliquesce


into nothingness

exhaled in a single breath
forgotten in a soul-capturing night
drowned in watery fears and doubts
sucked in blackholes of the mind

to: wisps that float upon a breeze,

swirled together by wind patterns;

or frozen in the winter air

to dissolve as spring approaches

i grit my teeth and grimace
at the strangeness of it all

and we fall
so
far
from the tree.
bruised and browning apples left and bereft on the hard earth
rotting with a putrefying scent, as
insects feast upon this bounty:
corpses, just corpses

dreams deliquesce


into nothingness

we're going nowhere today,
tomorrow,
ever.


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