30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Monday, April 16, 2018

Day 14--Dream Dictionary


In dreams the type of cup matters. The type of tea matters, but less. Broken cups don't mean what you think they mean, like something broken or dying, only that forces are at work. Dainty teacups on rustic tables occur more often than the reverse, which suggests we all need to feel pretty sometimes. If it is jasmine tea in a cup without a handle, things will go well, but perhaps not right away. A mug indicates longing; if you wrap your hands around it and it is warm, your longing will be satisfied, but perhaps not right away. Hot tea in a clear glass means you are old-fashioned and long for a kosher deli on the east side. If you warm your hands in the steam, upon waking you will need to make something. Drinking tea, no matter the type of cup, you should never do in dreams. You should never eat or drink in the other world. You will never be the same.