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except when i sleep
when sense, regret and sadness go
leaving dreamed possibility
and unconsidered hope;

except when the desolate mire i inhabit
succumbs to ideology
of the most hopeless kind
and i can almost believe my dreams:

except then,
i am wakeful:
sensible; regretful; sad:
ideology is thwarted
and i know
(because all ideology is delusion)
i will never realise these dreams.


(25th Nov 2007)

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