Monday, April 27, 2020

Ed DeCaria - Another school dream (this time with a spider)

Another school dream (this time with a spider) 

I 
drop 
into a dream — 

    down 
    through my 
    classroom ceiling 
    and land 
         plop! 
    in my 
    moonlit 
    chair. 

    I 
    stare 
    at my 
    fingers 
         tracing 
            forever ago 
         scratches 
             in my 
         desk. 

    I lean forward, 
         touch 
             nose 
             to wood 
         and breathe 

    then bend back 
        to 
    peek inside 
        my cubby. 
       A young spider spots me, 
             crawls to a corner, and 
              curls into 
                  nothing, 
             just as she was taught. 

                  I wave a little pinky-wave — 

and wake up 
smiling.

©Ed DeCaria. All rights reserved. 


It's a pleasure for me to have Ed DeCaria here at 30 Poets/30 Days. Some of you here might know Ed from his amazing Madness Poetry event, where he works behind the scenes to throw an annual poetry event that is extraordinary (and a blast). 

And some of you might know him from StorySeer - which you totally need to check out if you are at all interested in author visits. Seriously. Go hence!

And those are two great reasons to know Ed DeCaria. But you also need to know him as a poet since he is one. And cuz the rule of threes. So, read, click links, and on we go...


No comments: