Today’s prompt was to write a poem based on images from a dream. A few months ago, I had two bizarre dreams in the same night, and those dreams are now the basis of a two-part poem.
1. I took the bunch of keys
And unlocked the door.
A tiger snarled at me.
I shut the door again quickly.
2. Behind another door,
A peacock spread its
Wings: colours kaleidoscoped
In shimmering beauty.
3. I remember little of the other doors –
What lay within each sealed wooden envelope;
Only that there was a sense of wonder,
A fizz of excitement
As I chose each key and unlocked
The depths of my imagination
The cat yawned.
Green stars flew out of his mouth
And the world changed.
Bodies filled the kitchen;
A quest was set in motion;
And I pretended to be a waitress.