Day spent as rabbit
Today is the Day
when I awoke I felt
that Today I will be rabbit.
The day begins slower
than usual, I stay in bed
mix and mingle with the sheets
I lazily begin the day.
In my full-body rabbit suit
I am complete, snuggly shielded
from everything outside
in my second skin.
On the day I am rabbit
I can do some chores,
some minor house chores,
nothing grand but a little cooking
and a little cleaning here and there.
Mid-July sun through the window
I’m a little hot in my fuzzy full-body suit
but let that be, no need
for extra air-conditioning
for today I am rabbit and it’s all okay.
Later in the afternoon I get a visitor
who hasn’t been rabbit to-day
and to this visitor I appear a slug,
a sloth, a pig and a lazy bum,
and to the dismay of my dear rabbit-suit
he turns and tosses me several times
and takes me to the shower to
rain a lukewarm spray of water on me.
Now my rabbit-skin droopy and wet,
Water drops trickle down my rabbit nose,
I try to communicate in my best means and measures,
what it feels and means to be rabbit to-day,
but some experiences are non-sharable
and some feelings non-communicable,
so this visitor leaves me with many suggestions,
and recommendations on how to be,
and he means all well— that I know,
but we part our ways I still a rabbit to-day
unable to change to-day on my day I am rabbit
unmistakably and unalterably rabbit to-day
it seems so permanently stuck that I am rabbit to-day