If dreams

Can dreams be real? They exist
at night — in the dark
ineffable phantoms haunting us 
like hazy ephemera disappearing
when we watch too long.

No — I think of other dreams,
the ivory hopes spring 
for however long we have. We write
them on the clouds until
we dream up something higher.

Are dreams real before 
they come true? Does it matter?
I prefer to spend energy 
finding time to nap.

Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #130 “ineffable” and FOWC with Fandango One word challenge “ivory”

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