The Dream Artist as a Preschool Teacher
There is a place
Where a line of tall eucalyptus trees
Stand in twilight.
A path runs along beside them.
Somewhere near is a park with a wooden game
Where you put a golf ball through
A maze of baffle walls and dowels.
There are triggers which:
Set other balls in motion
Change the position of obstacles
Make sounds occur.
Today I found six ball bearings and
Thought of how they would be perfect
for the balls in a small model
of the dream apparatus.
I could use some springs
And other parts
From the typewriter
We are dismantling
In my preschool class.
The Hard Sciences
Is it warm or cold?
Does it smell of the earth or taste sharp like electricity?
Will it have an engine or be pushed
By legs or pulled
Down a hill
Could you launch it into a cloud or
Drop it from space to burn
Through the atmosphere?
Can you crawl inside it and dream?