My neighbor big man
works in podcasts
one day he and his boyfriend had a fight
we heard the fight
went to the basement to sleep
in the storeroom (I heard this from the super)
closed the door behind him.
The door locked. There he was with apartment 63’s cats.
Locked in. After a few hours the super
got a call from the boyfriend who guessed
about the basement because of actual pajamas
so the super went downstairs and unlocked him.
The super told me this story in the elevator
the next day. That night, I ran into the neighbor
let’s call him Bob. Bob is one of those names.
I ran into Bob and he asked me if there is
ever a day without a poem.