Twelve inch TV

Jasmine Chater

missing volume knobs,
a dusty
small screen filled with
black and white
specks

spots

splatter

continuous chaos

fixed over and over and

on the hardwood I sit
with my legs sprawled leaning
against the sofa with my
neck stiff &
eyes dry from
staring up in a fixed gaze
mesmerized:

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.