Subliminally Yours

It’s always fun when I can combine two prompts, and this time, I wasn’t even trying. This week’s Big Tent Poetry prompt was to write in code. I also wrote in conversation form again, which was the prompt from two weeks ago. Maybe it was my subconscious talking to me.

Hidden in plain sight within this poem is a 14 word subliminal message. See if you can figure it out, and then check here to see if you guessed right. Other responses to this prompt can be found on the Come One, Come All link for this week.

Subliminally Yours

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.

11 thoughts on “Subliminally Yours

  1. I’m glad you did both. This was a delightful read, even though I don’t have cats. I used to own a collie who would wake me from nightmares with incredible tenderness. Thank you for sharing this one.


  2. Sounds like a great collie, Elizabeth. When my cats aren’t begging for tuna and salmon, they also can be pretty empathic in their own way. They seem to have a sixth sense for when I’m not feeling well, and then they will come keep me company. There’s just something so soothing about a purring cat!

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