Thursday, January 24, 2013


Every night,
our daughter was scared
of nightmares waiting
in the valley of dreams.

When bedtime arrived, I'd leave her light on
until turning in.

But then our little Alice
asserted her dominion
through an uncanny magic
called lucid dreaming,

foiling the monsters
who dared to pounce
with movie-script pinches
and dei ex machina.

Now it's lights out
after bedtime kisses.

But what to do
for the child-at-heart,
who's not so alarmed
by the movies in her mind,

but by the nothingness lurking
just behind?


Charles Gramlich said...

Against the nothingness behind, I arm myself with something a little more physical than lucid dreams.

the walking man said...

Show them there is not nothingness behind the movies of the mind asleep but rather it is the place where love dwells, love needs no light to be, just felt to illuminate the nothing.

Sarah Hina said...

Charles, I like that.

Mark, I sometimes feel that, before the fear slips in.

Aniket Thakkar said...

"Fear is a mere state of mind, and the mind can be controlled." - Spock

But if only we could follow everything Spock preached... Try watching Monsters Inc.

It helps. :)