Somnaphrodisia

one dream inside another
i can’t just wake up anytime
i promise

we’ll talk about it
prepare for it
stay busy and
do what we know

while i toss and turn
life’s blankets
ravaged by sleep
even like this

i’ve no intention to wake up
so i pretend
i fool most everyone
all of the time

i’ll stare at this wall
into this atom
in its paint and
hands blue at the joints

i’d rather not surrender
another dream