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THE DREAM IS SATIRE


The dream is satire
and as you earnestly attempt to divine
its abstruse significance it mocks you
for its import is in laughter.
In ridiculing the world that surrounds you,
in deft understatement, unearthing lunacy,
the pompous self-delusion of fools,
the absurdity of daily movements,
the pointlessness of our doings,
the vast circus of human intercourse,
the carnival of interactions.

In your interpretive pause
you review the vast panoply of
this theatre of the subconscious
and see within it the unfolding
of a great tapestry of mirth.
The laughter, embedded, obscene,
is inherent in the situational poses,
the structure of oneiric episodes,
the plot of the drama,
the subtlety of the sleeping mind
that sends messages of illumination
to the observant spirit.l

           Arnold Skemer