Raven Night

Rearranging the folds
of night around me
I nestle the birds of my mind
down into the blanket void

smoothing black feathers
until in their gloss the stars ignite
raven dreams rustling, spilling
quiet glitter across
the bed of my little universe

Twilight Bats

Twilight bats dancing by the lake
in the sunset hour, dark wings
soaking up the autumn blue
tasting of steel and forgotten smoke
eclipsing the moon
touching falling clouds
their black silhouette notations
spelling out sleepy thoughts
of days slowing down

Strange Room

I keep dreaming
of that one strange room
at the top of the house
a room I keep forgetting
so it’s left unused

once in a while in a dream
I remember it and enter
go through what’s found there
trying to understand why
the giant space is unused

maybe it’s where dreams are stored