The likely outcome of dreams

Today
I’d like to stay
in bed
pretending
I am six years old

and no one’s told
me
I can’t do that

but I know I grew and
how time accrues
if only to confuse
the unwary

go on
dare me and
I’ll do what I said,
pretend I am six
and stay in my bed
well
until the cartoons finish
anyway,

© 2018, John Smallshaw.