Victoria Davis

Rookie (December 2,1963 / Seattle Washington)

I Should Have Been Awake - Poem by Victoria Davis

I should have been awake
not dreaming.
They warn, 'if it is too good to be true...'
But is that not the definition of love?

A familiar, costly mistake -
when dreams walk in daylight,
when thoughts bring breath up short.
The storm roars, the sky cries -
rain falls faster than tears can
and still not fast enough.
Still not fast enough.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 4, 2011


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