Somewhere Else Dream Sequence

In the backroom. Barely

Perceived. Realised. Slowly

Takes off veils of clothes

In slow-time. Watching me

Through sea-weed, sow belly lace,

solitary, hunger strike, the muslim brothers.

“Gimmee some meat. So hungry

I’m hallucinatin.”

“Naw man, just hang.”

Companero de la vida,

I have not slept beside you

For 25 years. The leaves turn. You die in my arms.

Pussy willow weeps. Solitary. Tears like

Black eggs. Lip-lap the lala moon.

All the way to the sea.

The sea.