From Pink Chalk, 2018.
The Line Drawn Between Us
That guy’s giving no thought to it
skipping down those steps in the open stairwell
everyone can see him cheerful in a plaid shirt this morning
and he smells like aftershave.
No thought to it
he just waves to the ladies at the front desk
shouts out good morning
strides across the lobby
heels clicking on the tile floor
right out into the street
No thought to it.
I sit here in one of these comfortable lobby chairs
where do I even start? where do I even start?