the building where I spent my first year of high school
was demolished in halves. I didn’t know

if it was abandoned when I returned. I was drawn into
a venn diagram of outdoor lights left on: green and white.

I almost knocked, but beyond the glass the hall
darkened as it deepened. a clock that hung within
are you restless too? take all the light in this room,
let it blend into a beam that breaks as you pass through.