Pins and Needles

      by Christine Nelson and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Prune Juice #26, November 2018, page 85. Originally written 17 May 2009 at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia.

daisies lean together
on the garden bench
soft snore                                                                        Christine

        sleepwalking
        to the fridge again                                                   Michael

carefully removing
her shoes and skirt
power nap                                                                        Christine

phone sex
we share
our yawns                                                                        Michael

        putting the baby down
        pins and needles                                                     Christine

halfway through
“Morpheus and . . .”
nodding off                                                                      Michael