i had a little (gravy) boat


i dreamt

of those individual

microwaveable puddings

that come in pairs

with the foil top

i found them while rummaging

somewhere in the house


i asked my wife

“do you want one?”


i began to find

leftover dinners

peas, gravy and all

congealed on the plate

we were cheerful

as we cleaned it all up.

i awoke

to find I’d overslept

by about two hours

and a house full of


awaited us.