Tomorrow My Dream

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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

10-26-2019

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

poetry2069 commented on Tomorrow My Dream

03-25-2012

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

HarverTomsson

03/25/2012

Thank you poetry2069 for your read and your commentary. Harv

ginga commented on Tomorrow My Dream

01-26-2011

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

HarverTomsson

01/26/2011

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

Teardrops commented on Tomorrow My Dream

01-21-2011

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

HarverTomsson

01/21/2011

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

01-21-2011

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

HarverTomsson

01/21/2011

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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