Dream

The other night
I had a dream
it was not the first.
I dreamed of an alternative
universe.

News Barkers shouted that
I’d been made king for a day.
The Press came a callin’
asking me
what I had to say.

I said stand back
hear me loud and clear
put up your potions,
your weed and your beer.

Now since you all
have made me
king for a day,
lock and load
if you want to
or knell down and pray.

Whichever you do,
decide to leave or stay,
I’m comin’ strapped
to take your guns away.

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About circusinpurgatory
Nick Masesso Jr’s fictionalized short stories, poetry and prose have been published in the Starry Night Review, Elegant Thorn Review, Language and Culture.net and Vagabond Press; the Battered Suitcase. His latest book “Armor of Innocence” and first book “Walking the Midway in Purgatory, a Journal” are available on-line and through bookstores.

3 Responses to Dream

  1. Best poem yet, albeit prejudicial cause I’m a lyricist, can’t change DNA, poems or songs should ALWAYS rhyme. Like your stuff, sure would appreciate you chipping away at my novel. Best success, bra ~

    • Remind me this winter when I can’t go outside or risk freezing my nuts off; as I plan on using still them, and I’ll give your novel a whirl.

  2. Glad you approve…

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