She isI am sitting in a room

  1. the one I was born in
  2. the one my mothers pass between them
  3. by pressing their bellies together
  4. plaiting their arms
  5. and their hair
  6. their fingertips like paste
  7. on lips or cheeks
  8. or lips on lips
  9. or when they brush against another
  10. not knowing
  11. squeezed between tables in a restaurant
  12. or the aisle of a crowded train
  13. or a blocked exit
  1. when the message comes
  1. they all read it
  2. or none of them do
  3. and they swallow walls around me
  4. as if every single one of them
  5. could make a room a promise