Saturday, August 7, 2010

Less stress, more lucid dreams

Last night I went to sleep mostly stress free and had a lucid dream. Both instances are pretty rare and having both at once is like catching a unicorn in the forest.

As for the dream, I was amongst a group of people gathered for some purpose. Almost United Nations like. It was inside some sort of secluded headquarters. A smaller group of us broke away to address the matter at hand: Some sort of disaster or calamity that needed to be stopped.

Each of us had to prove ourselves in tests of morality. I didn't see this as much as I felt this. As we walked down this humongous corridor that led to the central chamber, massive walls slid shut cutting us off from each other, forcing us into smaller and smaller groups.

I don't recall faces or names but I knew it was very important for me to look out for the people I was with. I had to take care of them or we wouldn't make it to the central chamber.

Wish I had more details to offer, for now I am just glad to have solid restive sleep for the first time in ages.

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Flame and Bone

When I was made from fire
Poured into the tender vessel of caution
That keeps my smoke from rising
Quickly did I discover that apart from crisp drizzles or falling snow
The world chilled my touched
Walking the narrow cornered gap between girders and cut stone
One learns to tuck his shoulders in or risk
Jostling a neighbor passing by rapt with want
For a clear path without the distraction
Of another man's boiling eyes
The tip of a finger
That oldest of all weapons
Grown deadlier and pristine in its invention
Gathers a mote of a cinder on its bare flesh
And turns pondering how best to scratch the impious itch
Prying open the tender seam
Where the oil of thought dews
Offering a new wick to ignite
Squirming alive as a salamander of mischief
That yearns for a taste of air it is so ready to devour
The steam of breath betrays me
Before the glint of orange spreads
In popping bright waves
Eroding the fibers feeding it
Leaving naught but ash
As my shell of quietude falls away