Blocks and Keys

At night he came to me,
Slid under the covers and lay beside me
Rested a warm hand on mine
Found home next to my heart, and veered towards slumber

Amidst precious moments,
Of REM, delving into oblivion, in the anarchy of my dreams
I spoke aloud to him:
‘It’s weird you know,’
‘What’s that?’ he questioned me, awaiting his lover’s answer

‘Blocks and keys’

‘What the hell does that mean?’
He questioned me, offending me,
As it made perfect sense
In my subconscious anxiety

‘Blocks and keys!’ I repeated to my dearest, some impatience in my tone
As it was logical in the dreamer’s mind
It was foremost on my thoughts,
And something he needed to know, in order to know me.

‘What’s that mean?’
I was offended, and wondered where my love’s faith lay
‘Blocks is like fonts’
Then through the fog I awoke
Wondered where he’d been and where my soul had travelled
Then giggled maniacally at the strangeness of it all

Hadn’t uttered eccentricities such as this on nigh to ten years –
The last time we lay together, in a cosy caravan
In a familiar backyard
And I pedalled furiously

After counting sheep, I arrived in the land of rest
Then proceeded to move legs frantically,
certain that it would prevent the dreaded varicose veins
The monstrous, trifid-esque creatures I feared would squirm beneath my skin

Opened thine eyes to the reality of one in the morning,
Thinking it was a bit vigorous to be cycling while supposedly resting
And laughed
It all served a purpose
Until awaking to an illusion

At night he came to me,
Slid under the covers and lay beside me
Home next to my heart, and ready for slumber
Ready for confusion, craziness,
Always ready for me

Blocks and Keys

Michelle Rogers

Joined April 2007

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Had a weird sleep-talking moment that amused me endlessly

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