zero times six rotations around the earth

by Kyle Anne Kish

high alert,
protection status
zero times
six rotations
around the earth

which brings me
right back to my
bed, calmly
reading a book.

slipping in and out
of this self induced
coma, i try one
more time to carry
myself away,
away to other worldly
worlds where pipers
play and mice follow
them right to the flowing

jumping in and realizing
itÂ’s too late not to take
the plunge as the icy
waters carry them
below the surface

which brings me
right back to my
bed, calmly
reading a book.


Posted on 03/27/2007
Copyright © 2021 Kyle Anne Kish

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by A. Paige White on 03/27/07 at 06:21 PM

I really like how this zooms in and out from outer space (beam me up Scotty!) to your bed to cuddling the pied piper back to an icy plunge...brrrrrr back to snuggling a cuddly book... great zoom!

Posted by Deborah S Regan on 03/27/07 at 06:30 PM

:) I've never thought that way about reading a book

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 03/28/07 at 03:15 AM

Isn't it amazing where we can go, what we can do, and who we can be while still being safe and warm in our beds? Good idea of the concept of reading.

Posted by Rhonda Maneki on 03/31/07 at 05:50 PM

I love the continual warmth and safety of the bed...no better place to read a book! I went looking for a new book to read tonight, Wonderful Inspiration!

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