How does a dream die?
Does it die from a gunshot?
Can a bullet puncture its lungs
Its heart or brain?
Can a knife cut open its belly
So that it staggers across the
Scene to bleed out
Over the course of an hour?

Or is it a slow death?
Does a dream die in a hospital
On life support
With an array of machines
To keep it breathing and the heart beating?
Does it die from a wasting disease
A cancer that destroys it from the inside
Until the dreamer finally agrees
Through blurring vision
To sign the “Do Not Resuscitate”?

Does a dream die in glory
Or in hospice?