A Dream Sustains

Can a dream sustain,

keep you afloat

in a bubble or cloud

bobbing above the

things that can pull you down?


I think it can

if you are willing

to both grab the string

of the balloon or kite

and open the pocket knife

to cut yourself free,


and let the breeze

take you where you’ve never been,

but you have to be ready to jump

onto a drifting cloud

and then again

and again


with no guarantee

of where you will end


but up

is away,

and where there is a will,

there is a way,

they say,


so be willing

to not only dream

and hope and believe,

but take that leap,

for a dream can sustain

whether or not

you ever arrive

at a destination.


I am cloud hopping,

but at this height,

it feels close enough

to flying.


Poem and image ©LauraDenise

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