Two Morning Dreams

by Robert Bové (Aug. 2007)

Coastal scene, in black and white


Atop weathered white washed life guard stand, three boy men in flapping wool coats
jostle for two seats 

pupils dilated in full sun.

At foot of stand, supplicating group

pointing out to sea, to several drowning children.


Landscape, in color


Same old boys, now in botanic garden

removing nameplates from

laurel, cypress, hyacinth.


In buddleia blooming lavender, a girl’s eyes, feral.


(Latterscape, in ideas


Flowers, veggies, weeds



Love, mercy, hope



Emptying, divestiture

now fit only for a one-eyed god.)


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