I grind my teeth in my sleep.
I dream that my teeth are falling out.
My dentist examines my gums.
My jaw pops out of my mouth.
I'm in my home.
I'm examining the walls.
I notice something hidden under the paint.
I scrape the paint away.
In the walls are hundreds of tiny drawers.
And inside each drawer
is one of my teeth.
I put them in my mouth for safekeeping.
I swallow them.
A wave of catastrophe passes over me.
I see Elvis
falling through space
into the void.
ME: "ELVIS! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"
ME: "PLUNGING? PLUNGING WHERE?!?"
ELVIS: "The void!"
This piece is transcribed from a collection of spoken word performances on thenew Head and Leg album, "In Your Dreams," centering on the emotionalcontrasts and conflicts between the dream and waking worlds. More info on Head and Leg Productions is available at http://www.reading.com/headleg
Dreamed by: Head and Leg