clicks on, briefly, then snaps off again.
Then on again, for a little longer.
cranes up at the recessed skylight, Room's only window.
with five crayons (red, yellow, blue, orange, green) and
plastics, foil, down from pillows, cloth scraps) dangle.
from garbage, a Labyrinth from toilet-roll insides.
A sink, with a single worn toothbrush, toothpaste, dish soap,
mirror tile hung up over it.
small white plates, bowls, tumblers, knives, forks, spoons
(one with a melted handle), a scissors, can opener, serrated
knife, wooden spoon, spatula.
holders), one frying pan and one saucepan.
A reddish Persian-style rug on the floor.
A grey steel door, no handle. On the wall, a ten-digit
Ma looks over at Jack and sees that he's awake. She mouths
Darkness again, as Jack's eyelids fall.
under a thin quilt. Pale skin, long hair, wearing t-shirts.
till you were a zombie. But then I
zoomed down from heaven through
Skylight into Room -
(makes noise of descent,
then crash landing)
and I was kicking you from the
inside, boom boom, and then I shot
out onto Rug with my eyes wide
open, and you cutted the cord and
said “Hello Jack.”
Ma. I’m five!
small bowls of cereal.
from his birth; the scarred Table; chairs; faucets, etc.
Morning lamp, Morning rug, Morning
Morning Eggsnake. It's my birthday.
Ma puts breakfast on the table. Sits.
generic pack. They start to eat. Ma winces.
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