Vigils for a Fevered Dreamer

from by Jordan O'Jordan

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Did we die in our sleep?
And let our dreambodies
take over our senses.
Or was there some slip?
From the previous world
to this new universe.

It’s my old sense of self,
that I’ve held for so long,
that seems hard to recover.
Or should I just switch tactics,
and simply step backward
through some silver mirror?

Was there something I missed?
In that brief, subtle shift
between further and nearer.
Did new laws get passed?
Where the waves of your brain
are the gauge of your fervor.

Each measurement made,
As can easily be said,
Is a fact worth repeating.
But a scale of assertion,
Without calibration,
Is, frankly, misleading.

And this strange, unassailable age,
Like the view from the edge of a cliff,
Leaves us dizzy and churning,
And this world, with its treasures untold,
Like some sirens of old, golden throat,
Sets my heart quickly burning.


from Dream Radio: What Will Have Happened, released May 1, 2014



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These are the sounds that we use to woo water. Issuing forth from some human or other (i.e. Hydrogen bonding; banjo- and heart-strings).

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