middle class kid

it gets dark

so suddenly

pretty soon

she’ll come upstairs

and say “it’s so dark!

why don’t you have

the light on?”

and i’ll reply

“i just forgot

that’s all”

and it’s true

it creeps up

behind me

on an evening

like this

as i try to assemble

an enjoyable evening

teasing thoughts


out through the tips

of my fingers

as a swedish singer wonders

“do you feel

the way i do?”