Feathery Dreams

Mâle Eider à tête grise (Somateria spectabilis)

Naked bodies sweating out
Fears into feathery pigeon
Holes of thought.
Freudian slips
Of silk on Egyptian cotton.
Dreaming of flower beds:
Soft, earthy mattresses,
Warming bulbs and tubers.
Billowing pillows and
Down escaping from seams.
Dreams flying away on wings
Of eider ducks.