Use black and white photographs as wallpaper, and
it would be like super gluing memories to a jail cell.
Use a magnifying glass to search for the story with
the happiest ending and find scratch marks over
your great-grandfather’s eyes so he can’t see
that you’re still afraid of the dark. Count the
amount of innocent grins in the pictures and
calculate the proportion of fake smiles relative
It’s hard to leave the room when the world seems
to have paused, but try your best. Look at the door as
it is, not with maggots growing
in the cracks and the hinges broken and rusting.
And if you don’t like what you see, buy a can of paint.