Are you awake

has anyone seen,
what happened to
that wonderful dream?

Taken away!
to float in thin air
for another day?

the night brings no sleep to me
the sunlight only bothers me
age is creeping up on me
and
I’m becoming somewhat of a
misery.

under and over and over again
the dreams start to crank up
this tired old frame
and
are you awake,
watching
the mile-high blue sky,
watching
me fly
watching me try
to catch all my shadows

© 2020, John Smallshaw.