i had a little (gravy) boat

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i dreamt
of those individual
microwaveable puddings
that come in pairs
with the foil top
i found them while rummaging
somewhere in the house
“hey”
i asked my wife
“do you want one?”

later
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
cleaning
awaited us.