It’s National Poetry Day!


In Praise of My Bed

Merideth Holmes

At last I can be with you!

The grinding hours

Since I left your side!

The labor of being fully human,

Working my opposite thumb,

Talking and walking upright,

Now I have unclasped

unzipped, stepped out of.

Husked, soft, a be- er only,

I do nothing but point

my bare feet into your cool smoothness

feel your quiet strength

the whole length of my body.

I close my eyes, hear myself

moan, so grateful to be held this way.

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