First Night in the New Bed
by Judy Swann
I am for the first time ever in bed
at the center of neutrality, an infinity
of thoughtlessness and peace,
I am the saint of sleep.
No longer a shopper going begging
from place to place, my brain is in bed
and its nectar has started to run
into the conch of my heart.
Swoop! a dolphin kick of the soul,
and my body, which is never to be eaten
and does not need repair, hums.
I am the giver in every sense
in this bed and even
God, who is nearby, doesn’t kill me.
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"First Night in the New Bed" is part of Judy Swann's new collection (Kelsay Books 2018)
Judy Swann renounced her car several years back and is bicycle commuter in gorgeous Ithaca, NY. She is a poet and essayist who publishes fairly frequently, both in print and online. Her book of poetry, Fool (Kelsay Books) was released in December, 2018. Her book of essays on the cartoon superhero Stickman (John Young) is slated to appear in early 2019.