The Doorman Reads a Newspaper in the Lobby

by Steven J. Serafiani

there are we
the syncope of all
washed and stacked and put away

fucking wash red!
the neighbors hear assured
paper weight upright walls
cinderella; tend

metaphors they pour vino
block down pickup backfires
had to have it pigeoned- the gall

seven, what a notion
oh babydoll, plate it
what a jumble and not the Times

the dour pair prepare din-din
just a sidestep about kids
biology, the fennel listens in
the ginger sits grounded.