Clothes ruffled, bra breast empty,
mound of feet, pressed socks, flat.
Tagged layers of scarfs, chainmail belt,
empty side of your bed,
folded newspaper stopper for wind
on bird splat window.
Poetry is a mirror, a moment of freedom -
dog-tired, aching, chipped polish,
Yes but the mark on the page
looks done by a child but was done by me -
head feels too heavy for neck,
cup too heavy for hand,
I don’t know who I am -
radio switches to static, clothes horse crashes,
cat on the prowl, car alarm pierces soul,
snoring winds, tight cuddle,
before awoke, awoke, awoke.