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Carol Frith – Ⅴ

Before I Wake 





From start to finish, nothing but a dream:

the quiet dream of a divided mind?

Not bad. Too metric, though, and too refined.

Now I lay me down to sleep…my seam

of meaning is unraveling. This theme

or that?  I can’t decide. I’m not inclined

to go with if I die, and what’s behind

before I wake?  I’ll choose another scheme:

happier, perhaps. My dreams are blue

as water now, blue as daylight sky,

a bright pastel that cuts its losses. I’ll make

a song of this in rounds – something true.

I’ll sing myself awake. At least I’ll try.

A dash of blue. A snatch of soul to take.