Welcome To My Bed

With teeth.


If one side makes you larger
and one side makes you small
I must have eaten somewhere in the middle -
everything growing and shrinking
growing and shrinking at once -
it's all much less exciting
than I had imagined.
I'd much rather
someone lowered me
down that treacle well
so that what I see with opened eyes
is the same as what I see
with them closed.
The mayfly on the shower stall door
told me
that Tigerlily has been asking
where I've gotten to,
so I sent her a short letter:
"From the desk of Nevermore -
I don't know what I have to do
to slip under doors anymore,
so I've given up trying."