walk in and on 
the way, mercilessly smash
our cigarettes on the stoop.
"look at what we have,"
perspectives. opinions.
parallax produces:
confusion. clarity.
old dishwater and 
some soap. finding
the dishes is most
likely our job. but
"stop," she says, "no
buts." so we 
move on and tilt 
our heads lovingly 
in order to light our
cigarettes again.