Big rough callous hands
Her voice, as thin as her hair
Carefully braiding

– seen in a dream

Skittering, scratching
Saturday morning cartoons
Feeding cats and dogs

– seen in a dream

A quick wave goodbye
Someday would come again
Children know these things

– seen in a dream

“Where have you gone to?”
She tried to find the island
When I closed my eyes

– seen in a dream

“Let’s go to the beach”
Candy sprinkles on her face
“I think I’ll take you”

– seen in a dream