Da Sweet Blood

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For a reason I can’t seem to figure out, the song “As We May Dream” has been stuck in my head for the past few days. It’s a strange, beautiful, and haunting tune on the soundtrack of an even odder film, “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” which seems to be a vampire movie but really isn’t. Anyway, hold my hand and listen with me.

©A. D. Joyce, 2016

Near to dawn

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(revised)

I dreamt that I woke up
with you lying beside me.
You told me I was dreaming.
I cried myself to sleep
and when I woke up, you were still there.
You had been watching me sleep
and you said you would not leave.
Then the alarm clock went off.
I hit the button and just lay there,
the sound gone
but the buzz still coursing through me.

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©A. D. Joyce, 2014