Word Choice features original works of fiction and poetry. Read a poem by William Brewer.
Your idea was to go to sleep with your head
resting on a portrait of your self so that
by some osmosis or unconscious process
like memorization professed by actors
keen to master their lines by dreaming with a loop-
track of their play pumped directly at their ears
you’d thereby awaken assured of who you are.
Or what you keep breathing yourself into being
which has become a matter of debate