Bounce Bunny oh the music moves elevates a burning pogo stick kind of jumpiness when the bass booms boom my heart is in my throat fist pumping unrelenting drumbeat electric star cosmic Easter egg pigments fly royal blue sapphire shine dance rabbit! bounce bunny! there’s a force field of light chasing you down and this is joy! Unsure rabbit plain jane rabbit this is your evening blue light soundtrack glow stick night energy so powerful anyone over sixty feels they've been hung from a power line oh when the house the house goes all out choruses of angels appear in gold leotards American Apparel knee socks there's no stopping glory solar flare bouncing bodies surfing titanic radio waves fly rabbit! glitter nightingales soar gilded wings you don’t have to be small bunny there’s sky fulls light in billions disco flesh breathing electric pink trembling orange phoenix fires rhythms rising we are we are so close to being one body—
Mary Paulson’s writing has appeared in multiple publications, most recently in Chronogram, Pine Hills Review, Backchannels, Discretionary Love, A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Poetica Review, Orchards Poetry Journal, DASH Literary Journal and The Pomegranate London. Her debut chapbook, Paint the Window Open was published by Kelsay Publishing in 2021. She lives in Naples, FL.