Long corridors

with linoleum floors

absorb the stories

of lost lambs and hungry


Families and enemies

pass flowered wallpaper

of peonies and terracotta pots

on ordinary days

with eyes down never speaking;

like meteors at night

and shadows during day.


The accessories, lights, exit

signs, mailboxes are destroyed

or absent.

The comingling of

time and waste

present a disturbing repertoire

of bad taste on uncommon ground.


The tenants are few. Avoidance is


There is no downtime for this

place, just a warning on the front door,

“no loitering allowed.”

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