that you and I went for a hike that felt like flying
and then at your house we made dinner with blue rice
and outlandish vegetables
You wrote back faster than ever
what do u mean a dream
you only left a couple hours ago
My heart skipped a beat
and you made me smile
but what I mean is
What if you dreamt of me too?
What if this morning we had breakfast together
and I gave you a vine cutting
from my favorite plant and you could keep it in your kitchen window?
What if you believed in God? Would it kill you,
I mean, to tell me about the song that reminds you of me?
Or am I the only one of us
so hungry to care for the other
that I invent new fruits for you while I sleep?
Poem by Emma Hodges
Art by Zoë Mazurkiewicz