Eve Rounds

these people upstairs

the people upstairs run their dishwasher perpetually.
the people upstairs never ever vacuum.
the people upstairs enjoy shoot em up games.
the people upstairs have conventional sex.

~you are cordially invited
to a private hearing
of the american
interpretation
of the acclaimed bbc series
‘upstairs
downstairs’
at 10:13pm next tuesday.~

these people upstairs are much preferred to
those previous people upstairs.

_________
footnote:
i’m being literal.
(but i see how brilliantly the abstraction would read…)

i don’t even know

how long it’s been. haven’t been counting days haven’t counted backwards on the calendar. haven’t bothered to reread my own words. haven’t been missing you

the five senses

your blue eyes and crooked lippy smile which i inherited that tiny soft bristle brush for your basically bald head the white corvette a campfire cards

love

what did falling in love feel like to you actual falling a new winter sweater a blood flutter did you question its science or were you

noise

sometimes the wind the waves muffle and drown my memories sometimes the wind the waves magnify and amplify the sound of your voice and clearing

the theatre

this is  a silent film flickering  catching  starting over emptiness surrounding such a blinding contrast ahead of us shared stories  captured images disconnected nonsensical we

Twins

It isn’t easy being a twin.   Others considered us as one two-part person,  while our parents saw,  in our conspiring, four or more.