Eviction – by Alex Tanner

Plastic sheets
unstuck hanging
from leaky panes
broken tacks
(former map
holders)hardwood
floors, warped and
beer-sticky
mid-sex laughter                  regarding a)the
squeaky mattress,
b) the unlockable
door, and c) the                   inevitable chill

slowed to a
crawl and then

halted, reaching

absolute zero.

half this house

sighing “sorry,

can’t support

you anymore.”

 

…pretty roomy though, all things told – and it was close to campus.