Daily Archives: April 9, 2021

Wishlist

My body has a list of things it wants,
but, being nonverbal, it’s not talking,
and as a commensal being, what haunts
my mouth’s desires might not be what’s rocking
my microbiome’s sweet spot. Get in vogue,
old fogie, croaks my bones, move! My brain blurs
as if someone smeared oil on the windows
of my eyes. It wants sleep, while ears prefer
listening to drums in the dark. My foot
threatens to cramp unless it gets its way
(a bedtime banana), but then the gut
says no, and the bladder echoes hey, hey,
no way are you having a drink at this
time of night. Requests?, I ask. My wrists hiss.