i ain't nobody but a dreamer


I ain't nobody but a dreamer
Thoughts lost in bent melodies
Feelings wrapped in warted haikus 

I ain't nobody but a dreamer
with seeds sown in potted soil
Waiting to be watered...
Wanting to bloom

ain't nobody but a dreamer
who's working
and waiting
working and waiting
praying and progressing
sowing and stepping
listening and learning
loving and leaving things behind
so that I can dream more.

I ain't nobody but a dreamer
Hoping and hurting
from dreams that turned into
nightmares.

And with all the tears--
with all the scabs and wounds
and sores and cancers--
I dream...still
I dream...still
I wake to dream
I fight to stay alive
to dream
I write to dream

For dreaming is salvation--
My one-way ticket to heaven--
the only everlasting arm.

I ain't nobody but a dreamer.


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