As faded as Miami Vice
as long ago as Dire Straits
as far back as Ronald Reagan,
where computers were large
and application’s small.
When mental illness shared an address –
with alcoholism and homosexuality. 1, The Closet.
I knocked on her door
…“ about this morning
I’m sorry if I upset you.”
In a job still to come
“… wouldn’t know shit about shit,”
was catch cry response, to naiveté, gaucheness, stupidity.
but I could read the frost on her face.
She thought I knew,
that other two had told me.
I didn’t. They hadn’t.
No word. No absolution. No Explanation.
I fled belligerent silence
finding out only by chance …..
and after I no longer worked there.
Nobody Home is a sequel to Out of Sight. Out of Mind, published March 13, 2017