Awakened quickly to ringing tones
I set myself to this day’s home
Traffic hums – the beasts’ moan
Listening to my mind of stones
I feel so close and yet so vague
A woman there, I think, a shade?
Time’s too finite here.
Car door opened, no longer alone
solid things needing to be known.
On desk-like parapet I note a peer…
There were eyes like that one’s
with star mist gaze like talons.
I shook it off, not in this world.
Despite myself, no dream unfurled.