logic of dreams helps a body heal.
when attacks prevail on the marketplace.
when the schoolmaster dies.
when tourists die. when nightmare lives.
and the floor all littered with human bits.
underneath the medina, they said tourist, poor tourist.
O torture happens
because not rational and here’s always vibration
subsequent infusion of light at dawn. musters.
cut in the eyepatch that sheltered from demon-dark.
each night has its particular music.
state of mind is fluid.
landscapes are multivisional.
you have eyes in the back of your many heads.
something like the train ride. talismanic.
proffered you to Fez.
language systems return to the earth
as your crown chakra opens
This text originally appeared in Anne Waldman's Dream Book of Fez (The Lune, 2016)
Anne Waldman is an internationally recognized and acclaimed poet, editor, teacher, performer, magpie scholar, infrastructure curator, cultural/ political activist, and member of the “Outrider" experimental poetry community for over four decades. She is the author of more than 40 books, including Fast Speaking Woman, Vow to Poetry, Marriage: A Sentence, Manatee/Humanity, and the monumental antiwar feminist epic The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment, a 25 year project. She was one of the founders and directors of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery, and she cofounded with Allen Ginsberg the celebrated Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, the first Buddhist inspired University in the western hemisphere.