playing god, if only for a moment

playing god, if only for a moment

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson
"

don't dismiss me.

"
if you wake up tomorrow
and find my bed empty and frazzled
with its own kind of morning breath,
look for me in the sky.

i'll be up in the clouds,
building my imaginary skyscrapers,
birthing an infantile nation
to fit in the palm of my starry-eyed heart--
playing god,
if only for a moment.

i'll be assembling scale-model futures
with nothing more than chewing gum
and a tuft of pocket lint.

if you find me there,
using the sun as my pillow,
don't write me off
as an unenlightened romantic.

but if you do,
don't worry--
i'll be up here in my sandbox
whenever you feel like dreaming.

© 2011 Daniel Atkinson


Author's Note

Daniel Atkinson
This piece just sorta shoved its way into my head.

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this is just beautiful from every angle~ hope in a poetic pocket~ a treasure~

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"and find my bed empty and frazzled
with its own kind of morning breath,"
Ahh, now that was clever :) definitely my favorite line.
There's nothing wrong with being a dreamer--and you showed this so well.

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is a great poem cole :) great job!
~gabbz

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Daniel Atkinson

DULUTH, GA



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