She swam across my window
Against the cloud current of
fast-moving, wispy white dolphins.
The full brightness awakened me,
I couldn’t fall back to sleep.
It’s as if she treaded there with purpose.
A climb to the highest diving board
To be seen before sinking below earth,
A cavernous snorkel unknown to me.
A friend is obsessed with her.
Even when she dips skinny in the sky,
Her various shapes hold meaning.
My eyelids flutter kicked eventually
Until I plunged into deep sleep,
A drowning soak away from her.
– Marie Higgins