Floating on foam with a memory
under cover of aviary clothes
Pulled up just right to chin

Laying on snoreless left side
Preventing midnight elbowings
adhesive strip stuck to nose

Mean morning siren set to blow
at the time it was told to go
it’s screech bottled for now

Two mutts curled on pillows
running down sleep’s rabbits
yipping in rhythm to feet

Slipping further from noise
from tightening shoulders
and the detritus of day