hey dreamer you place your hand on mine
half clutching my arm to your breast
as if i were a teddy or a blanket square.
hey eyelids flickering in gentle sleep
belie what happens miles beneath
in the oft elusive R.E.M. deep.
relaxed as you are, taut you must be
smiling away in a dream i cannot see.
hi reality you too are left behind
stay here with me, take a seat and recline
for she’ll be gone awhile, none can deny.
i spy your twin ears who hardly twitch
not when the night falls ever silent
nor when the music starts and party enlivens.
but oh feet you two spring into action
sheathed in ballet flats, slipped in glittery heels
doing taps and en pointes, and double spins too.
blankie, bolster, inanimate you might be
magic powder and dream states imbued in thee
une belle robe et un jeune homme you could be.
dear you are lost in your sleepdance
ou tu es reine and you are free.
je te souhaite de musique et de bonheur
i will wait over here, i will wait for thee.