dimensions angles pastels

as lonely as the empty seat  op-

posite in the verve of saturday night's

cluttered jubilation the morning sun

laps over the linoleum --

a pilgrimage to shower cum toilet

cum laundry toothpaste smudges

on the mirror

this room dials the combination, the perfect ten hearts five hundred hand

the sound of

eight or nine toddlers

scrambling in the street