Rope Ladder

Rope Ladder

You call out from the island of your sleep,
each word at first garbled,
as though caught in quicksand.

Beside you in this room,
I waken to your shouted words:
“Is there any window in this room?”

and I am given ingress to your dreams,
even as each new early morning declaration
becomes a strong sure stroke towards your escape from them.

5 thoughts on “Rope Ladder

  1. Christine Goodnough

    Really LIKE this one! Being one who dreams vividly myself, I can empathize with that last line about trying to escape from them once the dreamer wakes. I’ve had dreams where, in my dream I wake up, understand that I was just dreaming, and try to get up — but can’t.

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