Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A new book review and a visit to the dreamspace


Evan Peterson reviews CYBORGIA at The! Check it out.


"Last Night's Dream"


Blueberry Waffles

A Poem About Cow Pies

A Very Young Heath Ledger

I dreamt about the Poetry Brothel last night, and in my dream I forgot to bring any poems. I tried to read from memory but I kept inadvertently using lines from old poems in my new ones. The audience was perplexed by the poetry mash-ups. I was asked to dance the Nutcracker ballet on stage and had to fake it. I nearly fell over the edge and broke my legs ( the stage was quite tall, as things often are in dreams ) but was pulled to safety by a man I didn't know, yet I knew him in the dream. He was slender and professorial. A younger Heath Ledger with long, dark hair told me he had fourteen children and that life was shite and asked me to write him a poem about cow pies. I did. It involved a robotic cow pulling a chariot made from an old pickup truck. I don't know if Heath liked the poem, but a man in the audience asked me if I wrote it back in high school and I was really offended. At some point, I attempted to make blueberry waffles but the batter spilled over the edge of the iron and made a huge mess. Still, the waffles were delicious.


Of course, now I can't stop thinking about blueberry waffles.


Anonymous said...

Wow cool dream...

Kathleen said...

I love your brain.

My waffles always do that, in waking life.

Susan said...

It's funny, I dreamt about waffles again the next night! This time they were raised yeast waffles covered in powdered sugar.

I might have to make waffles for dinner this weekend. And watch Heath Ledger movies, too.