3.11 (From REAL)

Stephen Ratcliffe

Rectangular lemon yellow shape in upper right
corner next to the long horizontal green one,
darker greens of leaves in front of tobacco
plant's trunk. The man in the green shirt
waking from a dream about the blond woman
falling into a ditch at edge of driveway,
scrambling after her to see if she's alright
The woman noting that the small boy will wake up
at any moment, feverish dreams of man whose hair
is still wet with salt. Woman in the long black
dress next to an amber light reflected off piano
top, notes in the left hand followed by a triad
which continues to travel out into the silence
surrounding it. Wind whipping across a green
plane from pale blue-white above the horizon,
man on white board dropping into waist-high
green and white wave.