Dream at 5 a.m.

Minutes ago
we were in a stranger’s yellow kitchen
after eating eggs
trying to get the dishes done
before we had to exit
into the still-dark morning
and find your pink car
that would deliver me home
after what felt like a magical night
spent on the floor
in front of a white couch
with one blue blanket that was heaped
like a single spectator three feet away
from our horizontal bodies—
mine on top of yours, having tried all night
to remove your red sweatshirt
but it must have been painted on
because I gave up and just gave in
to the tight circle of your arms—
and your warmth felt so real
even though it wasn’t.

 

 

 

 

DeMaris
4-30-20

“Barracoon,” by Andrew Wyeth, 1976

Published by demarisgaunt

I currently live in Greenwood, Indiana. I love to listen to music, books on CD, podcasts or NPR as I work in my studio.  My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. If you don’t buy my art or read my poetry, buy one of their books. It will enrich if not change your life.  My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine. Cheers! ~DeMaris

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