They say that human beings dream
when the mind is attempting
to solve a problem. This explanation
is problematic in itself,
as there is no mystery to this.
You are not here. I understand
why you are not here. You are not
coming back. I understand why
you are not coming back.
Equation complete, facts checked.
But last night,
dream-you missed dream-me,
and I'll take all the victories
I can get.
I heard that snowy owls
have reached the coast of Massachusetts.
These rare migrations
are apparently called "irruptions."
What I'm saying is, I've dreamt
about you each night since November.
There was this photo, outside of a dream,
where the sky was blue and you were
encased in glass. You were smiling,
but the light was against you
in such a way that I could not see
your eyes, and there was no way of telling
how far it extended, how genuine
it may have been, or if something in it
had been wanting for sleep.