Appliances Yawn

by Steven J. Serafiani

Out of work for a couple of weeks
squirrely goes the brain
I’ve paced about this rented home like a racetrack
It’s quiet except for the yawning appliances
check the heater compulsively
I see four flames and yet the house is still igloo
pop out for a smoke; a truism
check the heater
pop out for a smoke
pace about
think about writing
think about future
think about what constitutes a man
look for work digital
seventeen pages for an app
why can’t this be the 50’s
pop out for a smoke
stare at chess pieces
eat concoction
wash dishes
get the mail carefully on driveway ice rink
think about women
pop out
pop out
then shower up for nothing.