Winnipesaukee Dream

There is a path through the tall pines
fragrant carpet soft underfoot
where sunlight filters through
leading down to a shining lake.

Huge boulders lie like elephants
in the sparkling water
waiting for a child to ride them.

The warm rock loves
the feel of your skin,
your soft child bones
mold to the stone,
and the lap-lap of wavelets
soothes you into sleep.

Gail Murray, 5/1/05