Land and Sea

I put it under my arm
to transport like a painting
that scene of water
luminous blue
with small round islands on the horizon
when we were young
and sitting on those bluffs, on our blanket
in the purple haze of sunset
Imagining a house to live in with that view

It showed up again
in all its hypnopompic glory
in a moment between waking and dreaming
and I reveled in the exaltation of that image
straddled both worlds as I pulled myself awake
This life is a dream of the worlds we make

Begun August, 2003, Annapolis, MD
Finished April 18, 2014, Vancouver, BC