HALF MY LIFE IN BED
I CAME IN TO THIS WORLD IN A HOSPITAL BED
and have spent few nights in just such a one
When i left home,i slept in the bed of a dead man
(happily ,that body was gone.Funeral notices still on the wall..
I have slept on floors,in airports,on mattresses,in squats
so the luxury of a bed actually means lots.Once,i was evicted
for "not having enough furniture"(meaning-a REAL bed,not just a mattress on the floor!
More beds have held my body-mine and others..
It is not easy to sleep in hotels-sterility of thin sheets and HBO
I love that art of an unmade bed-with detritus spread casually/truthfully
Art of pillow and 20 weave sheets.Art of blanket and of eiderdown
Folk art of quilt and bedspread.Half my life has been in beds
Half my life on the moon.Half my life in dreams.From childhood single
to adult Queen.I dream each night.In bed.of beds.Feathered and deep...