Licit (Draft 5)
Riding the day in dreams
brought thoughts of you
I came, away from the ups and downs.
The door was open in the night for me.
I saw you sing to the stars before I entered.
Your cat said meow and gave me away,
but in your startled look I thought I heard
ah-hummy-yummy sounds barely licit
In the day I know you had always
looked for a gaggle of feathered giggles
and nightly I had imagined I was a star
a celestial silly take on a gander
played by a guest dog star
A play to elide
the speech for a murmur
scene one to elicit joy songs:
jocular tenacity of affections
Act 2, scene X:
for the foxy-ness of you
I undressed from sheep’s clothing
and plunged into the silly seat of
a many mellowed roller coaster
— Douglas Gilbert