I woke to find:
A lioness stretched out on the couch.
And elephant in the room.
A monkey grinning as it swings upon the chandelier.
A snake slithering across the Persian mat.
2 doves basking in the morning light.
A black cat cleaning her whiskers.
A sly fox doing the foxtrot .
A parrot in a rainbow suit saying “how do you do”
An owl sitting cooly by the window still.
And my books all around me.
How they surround me.