dolphin

there is an old chinese proverb

a man dreams of a butterfly

when he wakes he wonders if he is really a man or a butterfly dreaming he is a man

last night i dreamt i was a dolphin

now i don’t know if i am a man or a dolphin dreaming he is a man

i don’t know which i prefer

the freedom of the oceans

or the self imposed confinement here

do dolphins dream

want more from life than to frolic in the waters

i don’t know

a sublimely somnambulistic sea creature

always dependent on the air not natural to his daily habitat

or disturbed land creature

dreaming of the waves

always tangled in a net of my own devising

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