Tomorrow My Dream


Tomorrow My Dream

Tomorrow my dream

And take my heart ravished

Tonight I lay vacant


Crumbling, my mortar decayed

It’s only the ivy that holds me

In place


Closing my eyes

I see only your face

Expressionless, waxen


Like snuffed candle soot

Smoking out the half-life

Between fire and ice


Counting them, and them

More disappointed than jealous

I didn’t need you then


How did they tire

Of induced fibrillations

Slow burning your hips?


Perfidy poses

Arrogant, heedless

Impervious to tears, after all


Did they not see you?

Or merely own you?

Until simply bored with it all


Enter sopranos

Always sopranos

Singing what never gets said


Gestures to footlights

Running mezzanine eyes

O’er empty boxes


No one arrives 

Until after the love songs

Leave their bathos


Coloring the silence

Beseeching applause

His bravos echoing 


Exiting now, the sopranos 

Busily dressing

Doors opportune avenues


Filled with conveyance

Tomorrow my dream

Driving one-way streets.

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tierra7 commented on Tomorrow My Dream


It's been awhile that I read your work..and them still ...stay well dear friend

poetry2069 commented on Tomorrow My Dream


Great Poem, I especially liked the parts about the sopranos.



Thank you poetry2069 for your read and your commentary. Harv

ginga commented on Tomorrow My Dream


Harver, I dare say this poem rocks my world. In that it's shrouded in its own private scene of what if, and what not, and live life to the fullest, even as the soprano sings their torch song...It's all good and glorious and exceptionally titillating. 10+ ginga



i tend to go whooosh when its pedal to the metal on a one way street. thanks, Harv

Teardrops commented on Tomorrow My Dream


Well written the flow is wonderful . Tomorrow does anyone know what it holds ? great write Marie



It is not what is known, but what is hoped that this poem is about. But you knew that. Harv

Madelynn commented on Tomorrow My Dream


What I love about this write, besides the sheer brilliance of the thing, is that the meaning can be conveyed as someone who has been lost(like a love) or- I read it again with the perception, that the subject had lost a piece of who they once were- Im way into that concept, since we are continually reinventing ourselves.(Im actually working on a couple poems dealing with this, now) any ways- I loved it, really deep, and poetically visual!-Maddi



Thank you Maddi, a bit of a rare comment left for me, but I bet you've visited here before. I am humbled by your appreciation so stated. Harv

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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