DREAMS OF DEATH
i fell asleep to a dream
of your hand slipping
into stilled water, and my
dream of your arm linked
through mine sunk. oceans hold
your love, and i am afraid that
you will return to waves forever.
i saw myself lying under nothing
and frightened, threw myself to
the pavement. taking out my rage
on the concrete, i'll put down my fists,
let forget-me-not buds rise over me.
golden dawns of eternal bliss
rise to give life to my misshapen arms.