Untitled by Laura Rodgers

He is

    Let's wall paper over the sky
        make an intricate design
light blues--reds--
colors of the chair rail
bottom of the wall.

A little stuffed monkey calls out
     from the bed
         ooh ooh ha!    Everything--
Hermit crabs dance their sideways jig
against the glass of the cage.
Pup Buttercup from the kitchen:
send him down to play!

Balls bounce against the upstairs hallway
     a load of wild birds in the backyard trees
            sing praises.
Nerf ball swoosh through the hoop
becomes the fiery bowling ball
down to earth's center.
Hot lava boils as that ball's roundness
bounces into the world--