Thursday, September 16, 2010

twisting in the wake

a swimming pool
a group of good friends
surround me
diving in the water
playing around
realize I am dreaming
I don't know any of them


in a boat on a lake
in East Texas
an old man in the boat with me
I am a child
I swing my hook into the old man's face
catches him just above the eye
he looks at me
knows I did it on purpose
stands up
moves towards me
I use the fishing rod
to push him off balance
he falls into the water
I note how deep the blue is
he reaches for the side of the boat
I throw the anchor onto his head
he grows still in the water
I wrap the anchor rope around him
start up the motor
head back to the boathouse
towing him behind me
twisting in the wake