distant voice calls me through a tunnel
grabbing onto railings on rickety stairs
replying to questions and asking a day to be kind
-all while keeping a calm I'm not used to
every night is like this now
last night I hung up the phone and thought I hadn't in a half-sleep.
I thought I had fallen asleep talking, so when I awoke and realized
I searched frantically for the phone and couldn't find it,
so i leapt up to the light switch to find the phone on the ground
I picked up and called and left a message-
and upon hanging up I realized I had distinctly said goodbye.
I thought I was still talking to you.
No dreams in sleep- Just dreams while I'm awake.