• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 11
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An Intellectual Leopard Learns How to Dream

The eyes of the spotted leopard
         like pinpricks
In the black night, watching
         like a prowling panther
Leap into the black lagoon
         crowded with baby whales,
Miniature volcanos and ant hills
          floating on an ocean of water,
Gliding toward shore, to rest
          amongst palm trees
Sleeping underneath a mooney sky
          and midnight clouds
hiding my regret, anxiety and the news
          caught up in the net as I fell asleep.
Oh, what a wonderful dream.