October 17, 2014

Brotherhood


They are not 
what they seem,
appearing unannounced 
in our dreams,
looking almost well.
Perhaps,
when we first
see them, 
they are simply
playing dead, waiting
for the right moment
to let us in
on their secret,
knowing we are
not ready for what
they want to show,
will never understand
until we take the vow,
are initiated
into the brotherhood,
with more than just
this pledge of sleep,
as they know
we surely will.