myopic man

chenrui

man heaves up stairs
man pauses on step seventy-two
man spits a prayer
man ascends
man gropes doorway
man forgets keys
man forgets keys in back pocket
man pushes through
man finds air
man plunges onto rails
man seeks the bars
man has cold cheeks
man catches a cloud
man lets it go
man plucks a green daisy
man counts his loves
man runs out of petals
man coughs and sits
man gets wet arse
man almost laughs
man makes tiny receipt plane
man won’t let it fly
man looks at his petals
man looks at plane
man drops plane
man opens eyes
man finds world staring back