"The Lovers' Boat" Albert Pinkham Ryder 1881
Beneath a heart sick moon
love swims in a briny sea
dreaming of rescue.
Patches of moon and star stiches
quilt midnight into melancholy.
Tear stained dreams wait for sunrise.
I listen to the rain
outside my window
drowning stars and
wonder if wishes can swim.
©Susie Clevenger 2015