Dreamt a plane spectre
crashed into the sea: come out the sky to drown
so many bodies in the blackgreen
Shoes, ineffably, flew into the air,
legs and arms and things untellable
on impact. I cracked ribs and coughed blood
with throwing up, bent over
against a park bench
in a pink vaporous evening's end.
Rat-ah-tat went my teeth
at the rail. I imagined your face
in a window pressed
against the heavy glass,
peanuts still salty
in your mouth, and I thought
how life barely fits
in those little plastic cups.
The sun came up to prove against
I woke with your nibbling
and was glad to know you again.