Bera Tremoz

Rookie (01/11/82 - 01/11/2012 / Lebanon)

Sweet Dreams - Poem by Bera Tremoz

I dreamt of her again,
the typical mermaid that kills,
La femme Nikita, with a front
so chatty
a wiggling back

ephemerally slippery
that no particular
version of my echoes
would contain her.

I dreamt of losing sight,
my eye balls twisted and twirled
then blasted away to Mizar A,
but she caught them with split second
fury,
held on to them
and buried them in the Sphynx
where a begger would later on
find them and make his master
filthy rich.

I dreamt of the Apocalypse,
somewhere familiar around my
birthplace,
a fat boss with elephant ears
and turtle neck trying to get even
with enemies with mortar shells
and mistakenly slices himself in two
while a fine blond in a bloody rape
shrieks a few blocks away
in a town that once had
corn flakes for breakfast
with sugar toppings
while watching Happy Days.

I covered all this with
journalistic pride,
shoot shoot shit
and when the show was over,
it was time
to salvage the last drops of
potable wine and climb buildings
of slippery red bricks
and broken stairs of rust
in order to flee the
destruction of a family album
and an interstate highway
crumbling behind
the leftovers
that the few of us were.

And when i woke up,
I was an hour late to work.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 27, 2005


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