courants d’air


if they had the feeling they induce

why there’s no telling

what might have become of it “they looked around and

underneath the bed

she said

she thought she lost it at the Astor”

but that wasn’t likely

no not at all


the view at the Astor is dim

was dim at the time

and very strangely quiet


then the golfers came and went up to their fifth-floor

rooms with brass plates on

their security noggins

reading I am Firth of Forth and so on


one carried up or down spiral staircases at the major

studios hot tea and cakes

biscuits or sweets

for the gates hid a terrible reality