She Would Be You

If I were to build a woman
from my dreams
she would be you
But we both know that dreams aren’t real
even when they do come true

Dreams don’t have to obey laws
like gravity or ticking time
There’s no law I wouldn’t break
when loving you becomes a crime

Love is not an empty word
an empty thought
an empty dream
Love is an unruly beast
that’s feeds on gold and gasoline

If I were to build a dream
and fill it up with
parts of you
We both know the dream will end
like you, my friend
and like me too

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in various publications, including Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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