13 July 2007

It Was A Dream About A Dream

It was a dream about a dream
of making love while themes of
‘Peace Train’ echo in my head – Cat
Stevens sang as only he could sing:

“Now I’ve been happy lately,
thinking about the good things to come

And I believe it could be,
something good has begun...”*

With me half-awake or smothered in the
smug discomfort of a virus drugged
and floating naked in whatever footy
grand parade had happened way back then.

Sixteen ribbons they chanted and she
clung to me in a delirium of innocence,
whispered, You’ll take me with you?
Yes, I heard me say. And yes I did.
© 30 June 2007, I.D. Carswell

* from: Peace Train – Cat Steven 1971