Strange little noises
Emanating from the bedside drawer
What dastardly creature may be lurking in there?
Perhaps a cockroach
Or even a mouse…

Opening the drawer
papers are rustling…
Bravely moving them
to the side, very gently
I discover

There is no dastardly creature
at all
But the delightful Lelo Isla
Humming to itself
After having been put back in the drawer
Where in post climactic
Haze

I didn’t press the down button,
quite long enough
To guide its vibrations
To a complete stop
To let it rest.

All is well in my world.

Judi Reed, 2018