40 Day Dream

by Bec Fary

“I’ve been sleeping for forty days, and I know I’m sleeping because this dream’s too amazing. She’s got gold doorknobs where her eyes used to be. One turn and I learned what it really means to see.

Now I’ve been sleeping for sixty days. Nobody better pinch me, bitch, or I swear I’ll go crazy. She’s got jumper cable lips, she’s got sunset on her breath now. I inhaled just a little bit, and I’ve got no fear of death now.”

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, from ’40 Day Dream’