from the liquid dream world
to the sound of my name
who is me calling me?
Husband asleep on my shoulder
my children don't call me by my name
just my title
Yet from deep deep in the dream time
someone calls me
I jerk free of the heavy slumber tethers
shake my head
Who calls me
in my sleep
what part of me is calling me?
Had I wandered too close to the edge
of the abyss in my slumber?
was I playing in the cross roads?
Had death come in and taken my hand?
Or is it the rightful owner of the name
calling it back?
They have failed again,
and it is still mine.