terça-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2010

Poem of the day: Solar system bedsheets

Sarah Vap

Solar system bedsheets

There, behind sunlight,

is the long pressure
of a child's love. Becoming mute

with the child's love. Long influence of stars touched
by the hand wrapped, asleep,

in the newly laundered sheets. Touched

to widths of butterscotch
stretched. Split-apart as the voices, rain thickening,

against one another forever, if glass. Forever
if resting against one another. Forever

if holding the end of a year like this: the nights

lengthening. I check: each child

is alive in his sleep. You are also asleep, love,

at the end of the yarn

you are weaving around the edge of a pink paper heart
fattening—quieter, now. Forever, if quieter, now.

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