Dream Time – Free Verse – January 7, 2015

Charing Cross Road, 1937 by Wolfgang Suschitzky

Turn on the light
What time is it, what day?
Thursday morning –  2:00 a.m.

Turning off the light
Falling asleep I dream
As the hours pass

Time expands,

Dilates

Accelerates,

Stops

Now… I’m out for a walk
Up the side of a mountain
Climbing, climbing
Higher and higher
The wind, whistles in my ears
The birds fly overhead,
Crows cawing, finches twittering

Echoing

Changing

As pebbles fall

It begins to rain
Great crystal drops run down a window pane
Puddles form in the streets
Flashing street-lights
Splashing in the cold blackness
Wet feet – numb, frozen
No Sir Walter
Missed the trolley…

Hear the siren …
The ferry leaves the dock
The  tower clock
Tick, tick, ticks
Louder and louder
With a start, I wake-up

Turn on the light
What time is it, what day?
Thursday morning – 2:05 a.m.

Turning off the light ….

© G.s.k. ‘16

Morning Haiku and Waka – January 8, 2015

coffee pot

no milk today
a bitter day’s beginning
black coffee

crows and doves
making racket in the morning
coo coo – caw caw

snow’s melted
temperature minus five
cooling thoughts

contemplating dawn
even in the darkest hour
life warbles and coos

first morning light
today’s dawn seems so special
pink clouds billow
the wind is calm and still
nature promises peace

© G.s.k. ‘15