i had a dream


some days

you can almost believe

that you’ve found the cure

for the everyday dream

but other days

you’re limping home

from the station

when the phone rings

and the other end’s full

of exasperation

that you’re not somewhere


suddenly ready

to jump into action

(because nothing else matters


you want to throw your phone

into oncoming traffic

to let the voices be drowned

by hungry engines

but instead

you just stand there


“how did i get myself

into this?”