8 red doors under a mosaic crucifix,
sacred heart nailed to wood flying
and burning red/yellow, red/yellow
like a phoenix. I saw them sleeping
smiling toothless on Phys Ed mats.
All right with being alive, OK? Okay
with 3rd and Junipero on any Sunday.
Drove past, away fast and clasped
the steering wheel hanging a louie.
Parked in the interior of Carroll Park.
Didn’t want to trudge by, upsetting
their sleeping. To my understanding,
there is some Romance in rationalities.
There has to be, that brand of Damage
makes a notch on us all in gray moods
under trashcan lids. Fear of shag carpet
grouches, green like kindergarten yarn.
Agents of the economy coming to pod
people us into submission as serfs and
slaves. Paranoia helping to fuck up a
parking job. Walked the extra minutes
home, looking over both shoulders.
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