and don’t forget
to always use condoms.
Balcony. Look over the rail and see
the edge of the world.
Down below is Eden
where no one uses the sidewalks.
Mysterious stain in the corner.
No empty spaces on the bottom floors.
The stain has filled them all for the weekend.
Look up through the center of the stairwell.
If one could hang suspended
in the middle of it all
like a spider in Heaven,
it would be Heaven.
But upon what would one feed?
Elevator out of order.
In case of fire, break glass.
But don’t take the stairs.
Break glass, and jump.
Maybe you’ll rise with the smoke
and be home at last.