saeki gantai

There’s a water canal that runs the length of my house in Florida.

Last night I dreamt that a great white fish swam its waters

When I awoke this morning I went down to have a look

and there it was!

A large white shadow gliding barely beneath the surface.

It turned out to be just an old shopping bag

but as I sit here on the back porch drinking coffee

with eyes closed, soaking up the sun

I can hear it splashing still.