poems

13 July 2015

#1 for 30/30 with Jenny.

Long Swim Dream

I waited for you all day. Just
waited and waited for you.
Gulls passed. You slept and turned.
I waited blissfully. Here he comes now,
I thought.

I had your picture you sent
and I gazed at it all day. Just
marveled at the absolute
sweetheart in the mirror. Your
continent undisturbed.

I wanted you
day and night. I was up at dawn
stroking your image
in muggy filtered sunlight.
California was new, a desert again.

I close my eyes. Here you come,
crawling over freestyle,
riving the foam-blistered Atlantic.
The cherry in a Manhattan
candied by bitters and frozen solid.