reads and contemplates as Dr. Trent brings the reading materials
down to the waves:
Arms stretched- one large paper,
in the hundreds-font, after another.
In the dream my aunt is dreaming her best friend Charlie
is shook by the whale classmate
from their doctoral class in the ocean-
Fins firm– but not abusing
his toothed power over his other pod member.
In the dream my aunt is dreaming, the frustrated aquatic doctoral candidate
yells to Charlie, “Do you know how hard you made this class?”
for his contributions of articles to read and discuss.
Extensive is the word my aunt chose,
years later, for their peer-submitted coursework.
In the dream my aunt is dreaming, she and Charlie walk
along the shore. He has dried off
and they turn to each other:
“I didn’t know he was reading the materials.”