The Old Dream Catcher was
Second Place in the Sol Magazine,
'That's What I'm Talking Competition',
THE OLD DREAM CATCHER
A poem can appear like the stuff of dreams
that might be caught on an old dream catcher.
But what if the catch is not what it seems
and all that's caught is just the old dreamer?
For how can a pen put a dream into words
if the dream is made of such different stuff,
if its essence is outside what language records
and the dreamer's few words are never enough.
But it struggles awake and starts to grow
though nothing will ever be right first time.
For it takes quite a while to learn how to flow
with a voice of its own and even some rhyme.
And then like a child it must leave the nest,
a newcomer, out in the world on its own.
For no one will ever be much impressed
with a body of words that stays unknown.
This dream was caught a while ago,
and written down, and then let go