Zest Lit Issue 2, October 2013 - Page 59

Dreaming | Adreyo Sen

We dream

only because we know

we could not be dodging

bullets in Iraq or hanging

upside down in Qatar

if we were not really

fast asleep and safe

in our beds, our sister

not too far. We dream

because we live in certainty.

If we were too certain,

we would never

wake up.