To My Bed

you sink my limbs

into clay

take me under

my pulse

unravels like smoke

as the naked

black bowl

rolls to dawn

a game for you

isn't it

how long can you keep me

one more

minute, you pray

and I repeat

a scoop of skin

smooth as whale wings

dollop of sleep

sheets crease

ponds wink

with fallen leaves

how long

can we

and when

I am away

you glaze over

like rain on a snow hill

a pool of honey

left out

a day too long