Today’s National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) prompt is: Write entries for an imaginary dream dictionary.
To dream of a teacup means you need to make amends,
unless the teacup is chipped, then you need to make new friends.
To see a hammer means you need to work harder,
unless the handle is broken, then you need to work smarter.
To dream of a seagull means you feel free,
unless the seagull is eating, then you feel hungry.
To see ballet slippers means you are poised,
unless the slippers are untied, then you are annoyed.
To dream of a shark means you feel like a boss,
unless the shark is moving in circles, then you feel lost.
To see a wobbly table means you want to be on solid ground,
unless you are sitting at the table, then you want to be unbound.
If you dream of a dentist, you are behind on your cleaning,
unless you are the dentist, then your dream has no meaning.
If you see a rowboat, expect smooth sailing ahead,
unless the rowboat is rocking, then expect to be sick instead.