Time Lapse

“An ugly dream is still a dream
Supposed to make you stronger.”


You left today, and words don’t seem
To suit me any longer.

You didn’t say a thing, just stared
Through mists of salty dew –
My lips were sealed, my pupils glared.
Our silence, soaked in blue,

Was much too hard to break in shards
By wills too stiff to bend.


“When living in a house of cards
The wind is not your friend.”


One month ago you turned your back
And walked outside this door –
I redefined my white and black
And started to explore

The luring shades of gray behind
The silence of the walls.
My nights were sleepless, long and blind,
My days were empty calls.


“Beware the sand – it’s not the same
To be time’s slave or master.”


One year already…can you blame
The heart for beating faster?

Today I saw the sun again
Despite the cloudy veils,
While tender drops of falling rain
Erased the salty trails

Upon my face. A glowing beam
Then kissed me, slightly longer.


“An ugly dream is just a dream
Supposed to make you stronger.”

© 2015, poem, Liliana Negoi, All rights reserved


Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.

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