[Poem or not, I present to you, . . . ]
You are visiting your friends up on the 45th floor.
[One of the larger cities. Stretch your imagination.]
The elevator stops at 7. The door opens. A short being, covered by a king size, black cotton sheet,
slitted for eyes, steps on.
The door closes. The elevator continues up.
This hidden person(?) turns to you before pressing a button.
You look down and observe blood pooling beyond the sheet's edge.
Please choose a), b), c), d) or your own.
a) You say "What floor do you want?" or "Want me to call 911?"
or "Pardon me for staring."
b) "Geez. I just peed myself."
"This is not halloween and you're not crazy, right?"
c) "You got 5 seconds to make a sound or I will fuckin' rip you to
d) "The spirit work is paying off. Hell visits, and I see what I
want. Inhale, exhale, inhale, . . ., smile and relax."