Collector of Lost Dreams

Collector of Lost Dreams


The collector of lost dreams piles high those ignored,

those not understood.

We, not taking the time to open these.

Dreams sent as letters to our minds,

explaining the way things work,

and also the why.


So, they pile up, in the dark of night,

as breathing slows,

and eyelids twitch with REM.

Clueless of the room that holds communication,


The dead letter file grows.


Linda Imbler

Linda Imbler is the author of the published poetry collections “Big Questions, Little Sleep,” “Lost and Found,” and “The Sea’s Secret Song.” She is a Kansas-based Pushcart Prize Nominee. Her work has been published in numerous national and international journals. Linda’s creative process and a listing of publications can be found at You can find her latest book "The Sea's Secret Song (Consonance or Dissonance)" at Soma Publishing.





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