Issue 4 – Berman


Marc Berman

Dream Payments

Insights are dream bills
that must be promptly paid.
Words are legal tender
for such debts.
But words take time to write.
Time steals money.
Money wears a charcoal suit
and eats dreams.
No lawyer duns you
for debts made in dreams,
so it’s easy to let those bills go unpaid.
After a while, they drift away,
like flakes of light at dusk,
or like a nightmare
that leaves behind the memory
of a weeping neck and a wheezing heart,
but no other details.