In Arle, His Room

by Michael Schuval

A bed to house time


A rule by which to


pretend to sleep,

pretend a dream,

      a vacancy,           a place
to                           put                  belief

   Lay your head


and dream


  at your


You left yourself in a thousand other places and now you’re here

a space marked out—         for you

to appear

and vanish from

vanish                                                         from


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