Darkness. No one about. Dogs settled down
on the softness of the rug, ears twitching
as they dream.
I pass by the resting bodies of cars. Coming very close
like a lover, but never do I touch. A few wayward
fireflies leap like a frog from the grass high into
What fer? Showing off for your lady love?
The black sky, dotted with stars and planets
covers us like a quilt.
I pause in the middle of the street
and stare upward. All the answers
are there. Beyond Jupiter.
Eyes closing, I step into my house.
What if the planets took over my living room?
Floating like big matzoh balls.
Laughing, spitting out
Grasping the railing, I walk to
my bedroom, change into
my nightgown, and fall asleep
the moment I touch bed.
The planets and I
breathe in unison.