a dream in which:
•i ask a large group of teenagers in my backyard, very nicely, not to hold an enormous wood chipper over the compost while other teenagers are inserting things (a baseball bat, a lawn chair) into it.
•i go inside only to discover that the guinea pig's cage is open and minnow is standing in front of it, swallowing. i begin to shriek, "april ate minnow!"
•i go back to the mysterious, dark, teenager-filled back yard and find isaac, who is literally like nine feet tall, and i sob, "april ate minnow." he pats me on the head very sweetly.
my dream about time, lucille clifton