Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Let's take a nap.

This is my lovely bed. And my BFF Mr. Pillo, who is 22 years old. Every night I greet my bed with open, gracious arms. Ready to be engulfed in it's comfort. Tonight, I am especially eager.

"Poem of Low Latitudes"- Mike Dockins

Let's crumple calendars,
smash watches.

Let's throw ropes around the Moon,
never stop swallowing its linens.

Let's recline the way the horizon does, 
every evening, yawning across Tropic lines.

Let's fill a hammock with limes.

Let's fall asleep on the reef,
stare up through clear water at trembling stars.

Let's climb a coconut tree & squeal like monkeys.

Let's ride a trade wind like paper airplanes.

Let's watch the sky wheel & wheelfrom under straw hats.

Let's count a billion stars,lose track at a billion minus one,
then start over, until we glitter with white sand.

Let's tumble together until the earth is flat.

Let me sail like Magellan into you,unfold the maps of your roundness.

Let's hope for the volcano.

Let's reinvent the godless universe ballooning.

Let's crawl into a conch shell & bang on a bongo.

Let's build a bonfirethat boils away the atmosphere.

Let's sublimate, evaporate, condense.

Let's get drunk on the real stars—
helium engines strummingour own cores to a glow.

Let me wear your warm skin.

Let's simplify: skin, nerve, synapse, nucleus, hydrogen, quark, the unpronounceable....


  1. Excellent poem! My favorite line is the one with Magellan. Well played!

  2. I love this verse: Let's count a billion stars,lose track at a billion minus one,
    then start over, until we glitter with white sand.

    Mr.Pillo Looks very comforting;)

  3. There is nothing more glorious than a much-needed and well-timed nap :) I want one now!

  4. @ Jeff & @Judy: aren't they?! I love this poem
    @ Su: Thanks! He's my security blanket :)
    @ AIden: Don't you wish America adopted the European way of siestas??