Maieutic Dream

ma · ieu · tic (mä - ü´ tik), adj. [Gr. maieutikos < maia, midwife], designating the Socratic method of helping a person to bring forth and become aware of latent ideas or memories.

A hollowed space, a pit of blessed amnesia.
But no something else. Deep within,
where memory’s roots feed on and grasp
at what has yet to come,
in here so dark and so in pain,
something stirs: a dream.
Laboring with this squirming thing,
too monstrous to admit,
too urgent to deny,
the mind begs: rest in peace.
To no avail: the corpse unwilling,
the caretaker grabs his shovel;
the midwife, knowing better,
holds out her hands and waits.