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SURREAL DREAM

Neerja Deswal

Am I
Lying on the beach
Intoxicated by ocean air
Like Dorothy In the Poppy fields

Am I
Submerged
Breathing underwater
Seeing the elusive unseen

Am I
Halfway asleep
Lost in shallow dreams
Paralyzed, unable to wake up

Am I
Hallucinating
Floating weightlessly
Imagining the truth in a lie

Am I
Forgotten
Erased from memory
Like an unspoken, dark secret

Am I
Subliminal
Betwixt and between
Like a phantom, reborn

Am I
A fallacy
Neither here nor elsewhere
Like a Kafkaesque nightmare

Maybe I am nothing
Maybe I am all this … and more
What if I am everything


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