When you sleep at night your dreams escape like hot steam.
I collect them on a sheet of clean glass.
Once the glass is covered by your subconscious condensation,
I tilt it slightly and let the dreams drip into a bottle.
I cork the bottle and hide it.
It takes about three months to fill it with your dreams.
I have to be very self-controlled,
making sure I don’t slip into temptation and start swigging at it.
Once it is full,
I take every precaution not to wake you.
I sneak into the bathroom,
lock the door
and drink them down greedily.
Matthew J. Hall is a writer who lives in Bristol, England. More about him and links to his published work can be found at www.screamingwithbrevity.com 
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