It’s Just a Dream

As I awake the last dream I see is you
fading away as my eyes open
and consciousness replaces sleep
ordinary replaces the fanciful
it’s just a dream
and in the cold light of day
working boots and hi viz beckon
my only companions as the day begins
the essence of darkness echo from the shower
refreshing my mind
and rousing my sinews
while rich aromatic liquid
coats my throat
and the whisper of ‘I love you’
is frozen by silence

© JG Farmer 2017
Form: Free Verse