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Thank you for dreaming of me
for letting me know
for waking up to remember that you dreamed
I never wake up when I dream of you

What woke you up
was it someone
else’s body?

A small thrill a little secret is ours
a desire for safe travel
in unspilled blood


Copyright @ 2014 by Fady Joudah. Used with permission of the author.

About this Poem

“Don't you find it intriguing when someone tells you they had a dream about you? Some people can't even sleep let alone dream.”

—Fady Joudah


Fady Joudah

Fady Joudah, born in Texas in 1971, is the author of Textu (Copper Canyon Press).

Date Published: 2014-09-29

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