I Don't Dream About Falling

I Don't Dream About Falling

A Poem by kera moondust

Space heaters in the middle of the night make me fall.


Some people dream about falling

Their toes are hanging off the edges of buildings

And their feet are too scared to give up on balance

But the emptiness below them is all too



They walk with the sea swung steps

Of hungry drunks

Dancing off the planks of pirate ships

Into the bay of never never land


With eyes so sewn shut they can’t be

Afraid of the ghosts in the room next door

Or the monster that will surely come out

Of the closet


Because well dreams are good at making




I’m never caught falling in my dreams

But I still fall in my bed on cold nights

When my space heater’s galactic take off

Has suspended me just above this atmosphere

When the rockets at the back of my bed have sputtered to a halt

And my stomach has dropped below ground level


You see the heats hit perfection

And the winter has suddenly forgotten to be cold

And my restless mind

Tricks my poor body into falling through




Where these fingers can feel nostalgia

And I find myself revisiting

Warm evenings tripped up on poisons

And some boy I believed I was

In love with still suspended in a never ending

                                 5 AM

© 2013 kera moondust

Author's Note

kera moondust
everything here is intentional.

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This is very well compiled. Your use of words is masterful. You look young but it appears that your command of the English Language has long reached and transcended maturity. I love how your ideas string together, you follow up your ideas strongly with a kind of lucid cause and effect logic that some poets don't care to adopt. For example you mention space time (time travel) then in your last stanza you used the word "nostalgic" and then you followed it up using the word "revisting" to support it. Great stuff.I don't fall in my dreams either...for the record

Posted 6 Years Ago

kera moondust

6 Years Ago

lol I suppose I'm sort of young, I'm 18. Thank you for the lovely compliments. =) Yeah I don't usual.. read more
You pen in quite a unique style which traps the reader with its painted visions and dances them about the page. I truly enjoyed this piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago

kera moondust

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much =)
interesting. i've never had a dream about falling myself, at least not while my feet are still on solid ground. i've dreampt of flying and then losing my ability to fly while up there and plumetting down to my death or near death if that counts. raising and interesting quetion, are dreams like the matrix at all? if you die in a dream could you ever die in real life? is that why some people die in their sleep? they simply dreampt they died and their brain told their body to shut down? if so, i should've died plenty of times myself, considering how many times i've died in dreams.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on March 26, 2013
Last Updated on March 26, 2013
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kera moondust
kera moondust

San Francisco, CA

I’m Tori =) Kera is an alias, so do call me by my real name. This is usually where I tell you about me. I’m insane there aren’t many questions on the matter. I love life don&rsqu.. more..

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