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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

three days curled up



three days curled up like a baby mouse in a nest
the loudest sound is "shh - don't bother daddy"
but i only hear it by osmosis, as a dream-script
from the inside of a percale marshmallow

with only brief naps of awake, eyes still closed
and the occasional snore-like responses
"water" "later" "your mother" "huh? uh"
commercials on the 24-hour dream channel

once my absence is fully accepted as fact
i can sneak a book under the sheets and squint
glasses left as a decoy on the bedside table
staying in dreamland even when awake

i try to stay nearby - if desired collapse comes
i want to be near the airbag duvet where i'll stay
undisturbed or so goes my wakeful fantasy
three days curled up like a baby mouse in a nest

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