rounding the corner

 

at night   when the weight of the world

seems to fall on my shoulders

 

i read the news   and know the weight

falls on all our shoulders

 

the weight of the world 

seems heavier than the world itself

 

that i expect the world to fall from its heavenly perch

at any moment

 

surprised that it does not   but it does not

it spins and orbits

 

as if nothing is wrong   the physics of the planet

seem to be sound

 

the little creatures scurrying around the surface of the planet

seem to be less sound

 

~

 

marketa comes out rubbing her eyes

come to bed

 

i will   

i am cold to the bone

 

trouble follows me to bed

it seems dire

 

whatever it is   

did you read about the locusts in the horn of africa

 

the world health organization

says it is one step from being a plague

 

which means starvation

did you read that the coronavirus is on the verge of pandemic

 

did you read that half the senate doesn't care

i did

 

~

 

in bed i repeat my mantra

exhale deeply

 

wait for the sheets to turn from icy to warm

feel the heat of another body

 

think of friends far away

and near 

 

try all the tricks i can 

listen to marketa's steady breathing

 

she is already asleep

she is good at this

 

she is an optimist

she is the pollyanna to my eeyore

 

the rainbow to my downpour

oh well

 

~

 

my imagination takes me where it wants to go

it always goes to the same place

 

the neighborhood of make-believe

follows the same template

 

two souls coming together in perfect harmony

blissing-out in neverland

 

where rules bend

where what is not allowed is allowed

 

and pixie dust is in the air

we can fly

 

my imagination is wonderful

i begin to believe 

 

it warms me

i see sleep rounding the corner

 

~

 

hello sleep

 

 

 

 





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Written on 2020-02-01 at 11:13

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
I especially cherish the way you infuse the elements of fairy tales into the world of global affairs. Also, the progression, from being world-weary to acceptance with sweet slumber, has a steady rhythm to it. I can relate to the poem on many levels. Well-writ, as always! :)
2020-02-03