Wallace Dean LaBenne

Fading Dreams

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






Every night I fly with you in prismatic skies.
Lately you evaporate into binding ties.

Every night I walk with you in dynamic strides.
Lately you evaporate into ebbing tides.

Every night I speak with you in empathic voice.
Lately you evaporate into failing choice.

Every night I drink with you in romantic haunts.
Lately you evaporate into gibing taunts.

Every night I sing with you in harmonic tones.
Lately you evaporate into paling drones.

Every night I dance with you in quixotic moves.
Lately you evaporate into jarring grooves.

Every night I sail with you in fantastic seas.
Lately you evaporate into dumping lees.

Every night I look with you in dramatic gleams.
Lately you evaporate into fading dreams.

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