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

semantics

 

Love, mercy, hope

likewise

 

Emptying, divestiture

now fit only for a one-eyed god.)

 

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