The Literary Gazette is a Lifestyle Magazine published annually by The River Reporter of Narrowsburg, NY. The "Dream" issue, Summer 2011, was photographed by Norma Bernstock and edited by Section Editor, Mary Greene.
Revising our lives at night
active voices sing blue
like science fiction,
call the wild way to open
gates shaped in mind's country
by a heart spying on itself.
Please eavesdrop on these grand conversations
inventing truth from ritual designs of a day's residue
or even pieces of childhood too short
to be saved, too important to be
missed by the REM of an eye.
Our private sleep life offers
a romantic education, both theory
and practice fashioning a text to keep us
word struck, chronically chronicling:
sun and earth, soul and senses--
cutting loose by finding/describing/understanding
the grain in the marble until
A gust of day's story blows us off course
far enough to find our way back in.
Arlene Gay Levine