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Dreamed 1987/2/5 by Wayan
Step to the high bay window. Look out
at the murmur on the plain: a crowd
in tux and gown. "The marriage" says
Jung in my ear, "of filthy and rich."
The couple mingle--champagning until
friends lift them atop the earth ball.
Totter and logroll across the North Pole,
dance awkwardly on continents, then fall.
Sip a flute amid the throng. The guest by me
hisses "She had no say, not one detail. She
might as well be one of those Rockettes
the groom hired; except
Not as pretty. One more prop, in his clan's
display." My eye, uneasy, looks away; pans
to horizon: gold future towers shine
beneath black starry sky.
Not night! The lawn lit by fierce sun-blaze.
I think "It seems so stark; not Martian haze."
A Lunar wedding instead? Yes! Overhead
A benedictory angel smiles blue and white:
Crescent Earth. "Sloppy dream!" I growl. "Air,
or airless?" But these guests are careless;
wealth is their air. Sip champagne on bare
grass under domeless sky.
NOTES IN THE MORNING
A NOTE YEARS LATER
- Earth ball, then Earth shining in black sky: as I biked across Stanford campus at dusk, a lit globe shone in the lobby of the computer center.
- Martian haze versus Lunar clarity: after dance class, driving home from San Francisco, I re-entered the smog of Silicon Valley. I need to move--though another dream that night warned me the cities to the east are too smoggy. San Francisco and Honolulu are pricy, but have the cleanest air. Sea-winds. Move there.
It took me four more years of saving up, but I did move to San Francisco--and was healthier there. It had partly been that South Bay smog keeping me so sick. Or the champagne bubbles of all those tech zillionaires.
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