Woke up this morning

on the wrong side of the bed,
in the wrong bed,
wrong part of town.
wrong town.

May a helicopter
yank me up out of here
and drop me down
on the right side

of the right bed
by you.
Stay put:
I will find you.

If I get there and
you are out searching for me,
I will have no idea
where to begin looking for you.

Ed Gold has a chapbook, Owl, and poems in the New York Quarterly, Kakalak, Window Cat Press, Kansas Quarterly, Cimarron Review and many others. A native of Baltimore, Ed taught at the University of Maryland for 15 years and is now a writer, editor, and writing trainer for various government agencies and large corporations. Ed lives in Charleston with his wife, Amy Robinson.