Four Dreams, an Introduction, and a Meditation on Wires (excerpt)


Bookstore Dream, No. 42

No matter how many circles
I run in,
their circumference tightening,
the aisles a maddening unfamiliarity,
I cannot find this poor little girl
a copy of The Twenty-One Balloons.


Werewolf Dream that featured Vampires (or the Other Way ‘Round)

I refuse to acknowledge this one
I don’t have this sort of dream
At least it was dark
Gothic even
I had a really amazing beard


Jared Duran is a writer, musician, host of Limited Engagement (, and Editorial Director for Four Chambers Press. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including Gargoyle, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Up the River, and more.