Sunday, January 15, 2006

Oneiric 3 (REM*)

I wish you knew

that when the light switch clicked,
I caught you checking your
fears in the mirror.

Behind the corner of
my eye, refractions of your
burnished stare

mummified perception.

Subtly blaming me of
blindness, you spoke
of lips sewn shut

and pain unscreamed.

I wish you knew

I never meant to
step so

Copyright © 2006 Anna Piutti

*Definition of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep.

The Role of Dreams in the Evolution of the Human Mind
Evolutionary Psychology 3: 59-78)