That Irresistible Tumble
by Marvin R. Hiemstra

Want to connect?

Dying to connect
with someone wonderful?

Will you wash your hands with lemon soap?
Will you remove your rings
and tickle your ring tracks?

Will you polish your favourite mirror
to a Dutch bat spit shine sparkle?

Will you please wait
until everyone’s gone to yoga?

Will you put on the 3rd movement
of the Shostakovich 10th Symphony, full volume,
or Cat Steven’s “Morning is Broken?”
It’s your choice.

Will you give your mirror plenty of time
to pant with anticipation?

Will you put your right palm flat
on the quivering mirror?

Will you peek
through your fingers and savour,
at last,
that irresistible
tumble of molecules you are?