he said he saw me in his dreams
and he waited for my reaction
but then looked down in mock-penitence

and oh, really? how curious! i said
because what was i supposed to do
to hide my discomfort at this indiscretion?

should i have stopped and asked
with an affected show of interest
and what was i doing in your dreams?

should i have smiled and accepted
that dreams are but a shooting
of the unconscious rages of the mind?

or should i just have said
and why do you find it so important
to share with me your dreams?

but dreams are unconscious
or is that just an excuse?