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
heater
pace
work
pop out
dishes
and
then shower up for nothing.

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