Waking Dream

Above me diamonds shimmer
Into patterns I can't know
It's dizzying and fanciful
And lifts me when I'm low


I look beyond the starlight
And see the worlds beyond
Always there in velvet sky
Disappearing with the dawn


I sit in silent wonder
Knowing some things can't be seen
Like happiness and heartache
And emotions in-between


So night shines all around me
It's time to forget all cares
I'll smile and place a red rose
Into my silken hair


Sometimes we need reality
To anchor our esteem
And other times we sorely need
A lovely waking dream


Karen Shaw Matteson
2001



Much happiness
is overlooked because it
doesn't cost anything.

~Oscar Wilde



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