A Dream

from by Lee Foust

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A dream of dark and troubling things.


I dreamed I lay in an opium den in the Mission district
of San Francisco last night, drinking a bottle of Scotch.
I fell asleep and was awakened
by a belligerent gang of teenagers spoiling for a fight.
Instead of fighting
I threw a roll of sourdough bread out onto Valencia Street.
An ugly water glass fell over and smashed
all of my delicate and beautiful champagne and martini glasses.
Then I had to pay up and go home.


from Sputnik, released March 11, 2016


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Lee Foust Florence, Italy

Lee Foust is an author and performer from Oakland, California who has lived in Florence, Italy since the mid-1990s. He teaches for various US universities abroad and is the father of one. Lee is the author of Sojourner, a collection of short stories and poems about the mystery of place, and Poison and Antidote, 9 Bohemian tales of San Francisco during the Reagan era. ... more

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