Incubus

i dreamed you again tonight
not the usual
all-of-this-was-only-a-dream
dream
but
something worse
something better
something
different

at least
different
you always look the same
small
cold
indifferent
which makes
different
so much more
anyway
we were there
in this dream
and i was telling you
in this dream
all that had
transpired
outside
this dream
in the years since you left

your voice was the same
small
cold
indifferent
as you told me
It was only a dream
and i was afraid
to wake
to turn
to find you
lying
still
beside me

i was afraid
to learn that
yes
it was only a dream

©s rogers 12 July 2009

One thought on “Incubus

  1. Charles says:

    I like this, very well done. I have a poem title Incubus also, which is why this caught my eye. I wrote it years ago but if you would like to read it I do have it posted.

    http://leoutlandosdamour.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/433/

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