The Dream

The dream has always been about safety.

The Dream

The dream has always been simple —
 
         a porch for the old folks
 
                   to sit out in summer,
 
 
a garden for vegetables,
 
                  children, pets,
 
a picket fence to keep them in.
 
 
The dream has always been about safety.
 
 
So even as we sit alone
 
         in our high-rise buildings
 
and basement apartments
 
 
where the outside world comes
 
         to sit at our windows
 
                  like a tattered, yellow thing,
 
 
the dream is always
 
         on the horizon —
 
                           glittering.
 
 
Tishani Doshi

 


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Poem ©2013 Tishani Doshi, all rights reserved, used by permission of the author and publisher Copper Canyon Press. Film ©2013 Motionpoems, Inc., all rights reserved.

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