I dreamed of her down South
on a back porch swing, rocking lazily in the sun
along the sleepy Mississippi,
white cotton dress, loosely laced,
her supple feet, bare, toes painted red.
She hummed an old-time spiritual song.
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Magnolia blossoms scented the air
sweet sweat glistened on her silky smooth cocoa skin,
a taste of brown sugar at the nape of her neck.
I dreamed of walking a plantation lane
beneath a gentle sway of Spanish moss shade,
pearl gemstones in hand,
heart throbbing, longing for her with every step.
Smiling, she came to me
slowly, sultry curves of lovely ebony beauty
with soft tender kisses
from, honey drip lips.
Kneeling, I kissed her feet
then stood to clasp the jewels,
pearls like dewdrops
upon her breasts.
Untying her dress
two hearts burned with one desire,
a warm wind off the river
caressed us when we kissed.
I dreamed I said, “I love you.”
Then awoke, alone.
Bruce Michael Foley about Bruce Michael Foley. I was born across the bridge from Boston, Massachusetts, in Cambridge, as July 4th fireworks exploded over the Charles River, just a stone’s throw from Harvard University. At age two, my family moved to Somerville, Ma.,where I was raised in a rough blue-collar environment, playing many sports. In 1998 I relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. Here, I work among special needs children and teach martial arts. Poetry began in high school, but took off in a more dedicated way in later years, along with resuming music studies, guitar. My poems are published in various anthologies; including Impressions, Prism, and the Mighty Voices Of Thunder Series, sponsored by the international poetry website, “Allpoetry.” I was a featured poet in Lyrical Somerville February 2015, a Boston based publication, as well as being an “Editor’s Front Page Pick,” for the month of March 2016 on Allpoetry. A defining moment that contributed significantly to further interest in writing was a First Place Award from the International Poetry Fellowship, for my poem, “Among Fields of Cotton.” Presently, I am happy to have the opportunity to explore various forms of poetry with Mr. Bruce Isaacson, Poet Laureate of Clark County Nevada.