What Do Creatures Dream

Created 2009-02-22 / Edited 2009-02-22

What do creatures dream?
Can they tell the difference
Between a dream and reality?

Even we

When we awake in the night
soaked in fear and sweat
ready to run for our lives

When we solve the problem
we'd been stuck on
for days?

Does the dog dreaming
of catching his prey
wake up happy?

Does he fight his friend
if just last night
he was being attacked?

Does the baby bird
learn to soar
the same way we did?

Dream it first,
try it awake,
then succeed?

What if we did not dream?

(written 2009.02.22)