Prompt: Write a poem based on an image from a dream.
I jump on the train to the coast
escaping the turmoil
there’s a woman who looks like me
I sit next to her and wonder
at the mirror between our seats
her hat is boho and bold
the kind I’d wear if I didn’t care
what people thought
she smiles and speaks
“I’ve known you. I’ve also known him.
It will be all right.”
she rises and hops off the train
before it takes off
I’m left watching the world outside the window
brushstrokes of color passing by
the sea is made of light and freedom
and I believe she’s right.