I wake laughing
Finally, everyone in on the joke, my
dream shakes my belly and I wake
Laughing. Not screaming as has been
The case. Good. I wake laughing.
I just want to say it again. I wake
laughing. The menagerie singing
With me, morning bird songs and
Croaks floating up from the pond.
They wake laughing too, it seems.
Hear it? Finally, I am in on the joke
Life, it seems, has its humor back
Now, I get to laugh too, I get to laugh
Too. Linger here with me a moment
Let’s make up names for them, nah
Let’s just listen, finally hearing Life,
It seems, shaking its belly, awake.