they sat down together in lawn chairs
while small children threw rocks at each other.
he said to her
'I dreamed about a bear in a hotel corridor
and I don’t know why.'
she said she dreamed a man
reached into his hip pocket
and pulled out a speech that read
‘so happy to be here.’
when she told him
‘there is something about lullabies
that keeps me up at night,’
he felt the way a just-tuned violin sounds,
and watched as one child
ran headfirst at another
from a great distance.