And the subliminal message…
Do you always remember your dreams, you ask.
I will wake from sleep now and then, I say pensively,
with vague traces of last night’s dream on my mind.
When this happens, I always try to grasp at it
before it slips away, sometimes even writing it down.
You should try this the next time you wake up, I add.
But why? you wonder.
Oh, I don’t know, maybe you will get a great story idea
or two, or at least a peek into your subconscious mind.
Analyze this, I say. Last night I dreamed we were walking
in the Japanese garden, and you wanted to feed the koi,
but when we did, they began growing larger and larger
and swimming toward us. Just then, my alarm went off.
I woke to find my cats standing over me purring,
with an inexplicable desire for tuna fish.