in the living room:

turn-taking, exhalations

vapid vapours, active listening

 

in the kitchen:

soiled dishes, balanced hanging

cooling metal handles,

drying overly colored sponge

 

in the study:

despised double-clicks,

coveted choral taps,

pink swipes, yellowed saves

 

in the bathroom:

questionable surroundings,

lingering location,

jaw hand elbow knee

 

return—

 

to the bedroom:

creaking sockets, shuffled linens

uncertainty of mouthed undertakings,

awaken hallucinating mutuality