Lyrics heard in a dream

Lyrics heard in a dream

Out of the earth
Up through the dawn
Into the sky
It won’t take long

*

Over the trees on the trestled
sky we traveled

The roar of time’s grooved
Wheels fitting against the tracks

Of consciousness the brakes
Of waking squealing into song

*
I like holding an old penny
Something seemingly worthless

Older than me, yet still here.
It is like holding something

From the future
Another place I haven’t been

And from which many worthless
Things will also survive me

*
Waking to a song that does not exist
And forgetting it then humming

It in the shower and from there
The lyrics came back and I told

My wife and then forgot them
But my oldest daughter who’d

Overheard remembered them
When I remembered later

That I’d forgotten something
So now it is a song

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