A Dream Play

Brandon Hansen


You are all final images, flashing
in the eyes of dying heroes in movies, 
kids on swings / a thousand minnows in the water.

If I was a dying hero,
I’d see that summer again,
Tuesday noons/the sun gone postal –
the heat that sprinted
us to the library/to the cliffs,
we saw the long path/cut it,
we skipped rocks; we jumped
our guts to the lake
every day.



Brandon Hansen is from a village in northern Wisconsin named Long Lake. He can affirm that, indeed, the lake is long. He also writes.

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