Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hittin' the snooze....

The sheets are orange. 1970's orange. Burnt and frayed sunflowers. 300 count. Crinkled from being dried in the Saturday sun. Clean. I flop in crumpled, legs and arms landing in a random stack of comfy~cozy pick~up sticks. Pop the alarm. I'm out for the night. Exhausted.

He leans in. Voice husky and smokey, protecting his words with hand cusped, as if they might fly away in the noise, and whispers , near. I scooch in. Listen better. Stare at my knees. Nod in agreement. In cahoots. Never look into his eyes. Burn a hole in the leg of my jeans. He leans in closer and is suddenly quiet. Done. I look up, catching his eyes in a butterfly net. And he kisses me.

I wake up startled. His face just as surprised, freeze~framed in a dream. I crunk the sheets one more time, the pillows....and drift away again. It's a six hour night. I'm determined to sleep through it....

And he leans in again...

Deja Vue. In dreamland.

And again.

The alarm screams at me. Blasts fuzzy half music, half talk radio gib gab across the room and I stretch, lean, teeter off the bed to bop it. Good morning, real world.....

I'd rather be dreaming....

11 comments:

she said...

singtome: -great post.. me too ")

love, peace, long nights, sweet dreams ~s.

kj said...

aaahh, that magical world you create. i walk into it fascinated and leave refreshed.

i am checking your blog here and there looking for signs of that baby-to-be....

xo

WILSONART said...

That old half in this world half in another thing. Sigh.

Barely turning off yesterday before tomorrow begins.

Sometimes it all runs together and becomes today,,,and though bleary eyed,,,,unrested,,,we are blessed.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Dreaming of kissing a stranger supposedly represents self-discovery... regardless of what it represents kissing dreams are some of the best ! ;)

singleton said...

she....Good Lord, Girl, if it weren't for dreamin' whatever would we do? You just ghost~whispered to us by the way, gazing through the help wanted ads for another dream.....And your Hometown popped up in big bold letters! Clink!

KJ....I'm gonna wear the soles of these flip~flops out pacin' in circles! This little joy teasin' us already! And you know, I really did have this dream....3x running....over and over again. Can't remember his face, or the story, but the eyes dancin' in surprise at himself....lingered with me all day long!

Babs....I think that's it....the blur.....the roller coaster ride....the highs so quick and fleeting....and then the rumbling depths again! Morning. Another day of hope.....

SweetSkinny....Oh my, I have more lessons to learn! Self discovery! I was kinda hopin' it meant something like....."You are destined for good stuff over and over again"! ILYSVVM sweet sib..... Little house and the blue lagoon are ready when you are!

Shimmerrings said...

... or it could mean handsome is on his way... the guy with the eyes... I need to dream again :)

Maithri said...

Or perhaps...

Its the mystery itself...
the winged
lover...
the butterfly

Kissing your
nights
your
days
your
dreams...

with the courage
and the strength

to unfold
one more
satin petal
to the sun,

My love to you always,

M

singleton said...

shimmerings....I usually have crazy whirlywind dreams, zipping from one bizarre happenning to the next....This one was so simple and pleasant....and determined to be remembered it in the morning! Yes, Girl, we need to all dream again!

Maithri....
Here I am goin' on and on'
about dreamland
and you've been
walking the halls for days....
It's a wonder your not
wake~dreaming by now!
Wishing you a tiny
window of peace
and time to
find the sea again.....

Peace~love friends
The dream come true

Sandy Kessler said...

been there for sure- and the aura of it follows you for a few more minutes dreamy dream hmnnn then pow reality-- love these dream times when the love is so d.. real

Gillian said...

A visit from true love in dream form.
There is nothing cooler than that!
xo

Mary said...

Ditto!!!