First Time In A While

First time in a while
I remembered my dreams:
Libby with a cutaway face,
centurion jizzing in the wake
of the galley after the delay--
I had to reload in anticipation
of his throwing the woman into the waves.

I woke, another day,
thinking on the way to the toilet
of Kafka & Gregor Samsa--
the rude birth re-enacted,
the comfort of dreams slipping away.

April 25, 1996

note: Gregor Samsa wakes up one day to find himself transformed into a bug (most say a cockroach) in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis.

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