I am Dreaming, I am Dying

I am dreaming I am traveling
I am dreaming a road
A new installment in a series
of recurring dreams, I recognize
some turns, intersections, landmarks.

My map lost, I rely on dead reckoning
I have no destination, only to understand
where I am. The horizon edges into sky.

My fear rises, metallic until the road
reminds me it is just a road

I am dreaming I am climbing
I am dreaming a mountain
rising faster than I can scale.

My magical limbs stretch and grab on.
Cartoon boulders expand and roll,
mountainside approaching vertically.
Until I am falling backwards,
now gently into air so soft it smiles.
It is just a falling. It is just a mountain.

I am dreaming of an opening into
a kaleidoscope of everything. I can see all
of a generation coming in together, a layering tide
just as native councils have taught.

We are travelers aligned in ways we have
not known. On roads, mountains, passages.
I float in gratitude that I can see
this moment that is forever.

I am dreaming I am dying
I am dreaming a gateway.

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Kathryn Lorenzen is a career coach, creativity coach, songwriter, and poet. Her songs and recordings have appeared in feature films and TV series including The Americans and Last Man On Earth. With an earlier career in copywriting and marketing communications, she is now a career coach to freelance writers and artists seeking livelihood in support of their art. In partnership with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, she is co-leader of Your Right Livelihood, and you can find more about Kathryn at kathrynlorenzen.com.

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