You say multifamily. I say
multi-unit with a hyphen to hum
along the corridor. Who decides
how to count the bodies?
Do you include servants and boarders?
What about the quiet child who lives
next door? The clan knocks
over the terra-cotta pot.
The dirt-caked key beneath.
I don’t know how
to run a detached
dwelling. I don’t know how
to detach your hesitation
from the way I linger
in the deep end of an infinity pool
overlooking an ocean
with those lavish waves.
Not a tipped-over figure 8 in sight.