We want the insides of our rooms
to resemble the outside of an egg.
Not the color of a white eggshell,
but its texture. Perhaps also the color,
Benjamin Moore Eggshell Eggshell,
for wherever we need to reflect lots
of light, kitchens, bathrooms, mud
rooms. When we look at our walls
from inside our homes, we want to
feel that we are looking at the outer
edge of an egg, its shell, and we
also want to feel we are within it.
We want to have our egg and eat it,
too, and we do. To draw the planet
Earth, we draw a blue circle with
a green flotation vest flung round
its body for land, blue scribbles
wherever it isn’t green. Our planet
can fit on paper, on a tabletop.
We have seen it from outer space
in a photograph. All we want is
to pop by a neighboring galaxy
so we can look out its windows
at us. What do we look like to them.