Monday, September 1, 2014

I had a Dream Last Night

I had a dream last night
In a half-moved-in house I didn't recognize
Wherein I saw my mother and mother-in-law,
Who live a state apart,
Laughing heartily,
Arms around each other's shoulders,
And wearing matching blue
Cable-knit sweaters,
Walking in through the front door.

Beside a Christmas tree,
In two over-sized armchairs,
I sat with one of my best friends from
2 decades go,
Having just flown in from out West.
We were making small talk about the flight,
But knew deep within we'd soon be discussing
Significant topics from yesteryear,
Like Legos and Weird Al.

My dad had just walked by,
Dropping off a box filled with
Sets of matching Star Wars towels,
Bedecked with TIE Fighters and light sabers,
Presumably for myself and my nerdy siblings
(Including even the less nerdy ones).

I have no coat of many colors
And no lion's den is in my cards
To  help me interpret this dream,
But if I had to augur
What all this is about,

I'd have to say that
Either Disney will over-merchandise
Star Wars Episode 7
And soon start marketing
Cinderella-blue women's wear,
The intervening distances of space and time
That separate us from our significant others
Will E=mc square themselves 
Into relative nothingness
Through the intercession 
Of a certain bearded man 
We think of in December.

No, not that one.

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