THIS IS A POEM ABOUT TUBULAR SLIDES AND REBIRTHS 9.18.17

9.18.17

today i played this game with my niece

where she lies bellydown

face toward me on a tubular slide

and waits until i say

NO DON’T GO

and then she lets

go.

she waits for me

at the bottom

and i go down

on my back

headfirst

and come out the other end

with the world d e p p i l f

and til

ted.

 

i think: wow! this is what

it must feel like to be born!

i ask my niece: is this what

it feels like? do you remember?

she cannot make full sentences yet

 but she says: Okay.

what a miraculous thing.

when you feel at your lowest

when you’ve done those things

you said you were

incapable of doing,

find a tubular slide

and go down

it headfirst

and feel

yourself

reborn

into

the

wo

rld

on

ce

m

o

r

e

.


Written at 10:31 at night, in my office, in Agoura Hills CA. 

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