An Ode to my Bed

One of my favourite things of all time

is to deliquesce in languorous limbo,

marinade like a fragrant soup

lounge like a lazy hippo in the sun-warmed mud

in the silky arms of my womb bed

whose ready embrace I tumble into after a long day.

My aching muscles, oh so grateful for this.

From here, I hatch my best plans,

finalise my thoughts

reach ripe conclusions

strip my layers, psychically, physically

and block out all intrusions

to my fertile inner world.

Womb bed swathes and stills my ocean being like

soul mates at the height of affinity, like

lovers locked in coupling.

Bed 6

Untitled, Digital Photograph, N.Nazir, 2018

© N Nazir 2020