New Tenant

by Marta Balcewicz

Marta Balcewicz lives in Toronto. Her writing and comics appear or will soon appear in The Offing, The Normal School, Matrix, Hobart, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. She tweets @MartaBalcewicz

Twice she asked me
to show her
how the back door
worked.

Her dogs plaited
braids with
our legs.

Then we moved
on to the sprinklers,
and the mechanism
by which they shut.

I showed her the club
long and wooden
in the shed
and she picked it up,
dragged it to the house

and set it next to the bedside
table with the water glass
she’d already found
time to fill.

 


Marta Balcewicz lives in Toronto. Her writing and comics appear or will soon appear in The Offing, The Normal School, Matrix, Hobart, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. She tweets @MartaBalcewicz

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