I saw a captioned photo
of a beach somewhere in Italy
that’s off-limits to men,
where women can swim & sunbathe
free from cat-calls & ogling.
That night I dreamt about
an endangered sea turtle
fresh from burying her eggs
who rose up from the sand
in the shape of a woman
& I thought, So that’s what they do
when we’re not around.

13 Replies to “Harím”

  1. I love the connection between dream and reality, sea turtle and woman ~ and your take on all of it. Lovely.

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