My Dream
     by Jessica Mandelbaum

Awakened by the sweet song of a young bird outside the window
I gazed around the quaint little cottage that held my bed
Pulling my patchwork quilt up and around my shoulders
To stop the cool morning breeze from stealing the night's warmth from my skin
I stretched beneath my covers to relieve the night cramps that held my young bones
Suddenly a hummingbird
Entered through my window
Hovering at the horn of a daffodil in a apple red vase on a table top beside my bed
A flock of butterflies followed behind him and began to dance in their flight
A celebration of the new day
Right above my bed!
A dream, this dream, my dream
I think I shall never wake!

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Poem Copyright 1999 by Jessica Mandelbaum


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