Dream-like But Not A Dream

What is the difference between
an actual flower and a dream flower?
That’s the only difference…

The first is an actual flower
and the latter a dream flower.
That’s all.

All conditioned dharmas are like dreams.
The actual flower is dream-like,
though not a dream.

Both flowers are of emptiness:
they are impermanent,
and lack substantiality (of self).

We are dream-like beings
in a dream-like world
doing dream-like things.

To wake up
is to realise this,
to see the dream as a dream.

Meanwhile, even in dreams,
there are laws of nature,
that are inescapable.

There is a dream-like self,
with dream-like responsibilities
and dream-like problems too.