October 29th 2021
Are you still watching? The screen going blank to save
itself, or cutting cold to a red-brick maze?
You can only live so long before you hurt,
at least, a fly, only long so long
before you’ve slept in every room of longing
’s curious house, which generates its corners
more the more you try to turn them. Sleep
mode overcomes me, haunted by the next episode,
my future queued in stacks like postcards sent
before untimely death (the only kind), arriving after
over what appears to be that “It”
that nobody won’t shut up about. Anyway,
if anyone’s still watching, I go blank
to save myself, let the autoplay ride.