by Maria Mize
This piece was prompted by a strange dream.
| A STRANGE DREAM
Before fully waking
I dreamt of spearing rats and mice
swarming in a mountain of hay…
A competition among friends,
I was pleased
my spears were hitting their marks.
Resembling live bait on a hook,
the speared were
gnashing their teeth
even as they were dying.
The “mountain of hay” is my finances. The "rats and mice" are demons hell bent on destroying my finances or otherwise making them worthless.
I am pleased because I am adept at spearing and ridding the rats and mice from the hay (my finances). They are gnashing their teeth and growling because they do not wish to go.