Writing Prompt 16

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Your prompt today is:


In winter I dream of



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  1. Drowsy dreams in grays and muted blues
    Hazy visions of ghost memories
    Bare branches and icy winds fuel an emptiness
    warmed in candle light and Christmas cheer
    Endings/beginnings topsy-turvied under quilts
    Wakings/sleepings indistinguishable
    Black bear hibernations in and out of dream
    Dreams of green, dreams of sunlight
    Dreams of waking from life’s despondency

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  2. Night Lessons

    Now and then I dream again
    of that maroon velvet dress,
    the one with the white pique
    collar and tatted lace in the
    hen and chickens pattern.
    I was three, maybe four if I
    wore it twice, but it was the
    last childhood Christmas
    when I still believed that
    Santa would come to fill
    the fireplace my brother
    built in the kneehole desk
    out of crepe paper, the tiny
    tree from the neighbors
    balanced above, and the
    lot of it pushed to the wall
    so the sofa bed could be
    set up for the night. Some
    time in the predawn, I woke
    to see great lumpy shapes in
    piled in the rocking chair
    and knew my every wish
    was granted, although I can’t
    recall making any. Slept till
    morning and awoke to
    the white shapes of extra
    pillows and blankets, my
    brother’s duffel. I learned
    not to dream after that.

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