dreaming

I was not
asleep

I was
just
dreaming

all night long
about the hills
on fire

I was wondering
where
does meaning lie
when
we are burning

I listen to
the call for trees

new and many

maybe we should
plant them
now
to stop the changes
in our atmosphere

but a handful
of leaves
doesn’t seem
enough of much
to stop the demons
in their dancing

I was not asleep
do you
understand

in my mind
my own feet
were alight

and I was wearing
the skin
of an old man roo

my heart beating
as one
with the fleeing

you cannot see
in the centre
of a fire

you cannot see
looking in
from the outskirts

you cannot see
through the black
and the brown
and the flames
climbing
high enough

to know that you
are the next one
coming

I leap
and I bound
in the black

is it night

I leap
and I bound
there is no
difference

I turn and I twist and
I turn around again

and still
they can see me
coming

until I stop

(heart pound)

let the night
happen
as it will

stop

(heart pound)

give myself up
to the flame

and stop
(heart pounding pounding pounding)
to wonder
if I
am alive
or am I still
just dreaming

from somewhere
beyond

but I think
that wish

and I know
that I wish

perhaps

perhaps

this
is just me

dreaming

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