I had a Dream (Sixteenth Night)

I had a Dream (Sixteenth Night)

A Chapter by Nusquam Esse

I had a dream
a chronic corrosion
of banded stone
and senescent regret
I know not why

anamnestic artifacts
of who we are
mnemonic monoliths
of who we could be
edificant echoes
of who we were

ground distorted
within that indiscernible
firmament of gears
the nebulous flow
of time

you meant to me
insurmountable dust
to crush my measure
impossible to hold
but in stifled

your bated breath
a prismatic miasma
on my tainted lips
idolic idyllic
a myopic mirage
far beyond
chimes of
it is not time

if only I could
more than
the feeling of losing you
more than
who you were to me
more than
your anemic shroud

I will nevermore know you
as I am evermore alone
asking why
nescio and fiero sanrio et excrucior
for I hate
I love
this fractaled remembrance
beyond a dream

© 2019 Nusquam Esse

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It is pleasant to exercise my brain once in a while and your poetry stretches the gray cells admirably. I won't bore you with my "take" on your fine poem. It is sufficient to say I have one and it is probably wrong. I looked up the Latin and it seems to be a reference from a line of Catullus (Poem 85 ?) , interesting. I have no Latin, another symptom of misspent youth.

Thank you for sharing this.

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Nusquam Esse
Nusquam Esse

Ogden, UT

****I have disabled RRs, since I just don't have the time and energy to continue returning every review. I have enough on my plate without nagging feelings of obligation; so please, do NOT review me .. more..