WHEN THE LOUNGE LIZARD AD LIBS
Of course we were sitting in
the back and witnessed nothing
other than the usual head-bobbing.
A murmur of silence interrupted
and someone blocked the exits.
I can't remember much else,
a few empty trays of crackers,
cheese, I believe there was one
apparently larger than life.
Unapologetic, held up, arrestingly
dutiful. I must have just missed.
My duties were mostly outlined in grey
a list of could-beisums long
including every variant twice
or words to live modestly by like
don't be a liability to your own space,
take it up then wander off.
The excluded don't always leave early
their attention spans are just shorter.
I had folded my coat neatly
not knowing where learned,
probably a coat folding seminar.
Older over achievers again in the back
the ultimate Protestants.
Could have been a time killing seminar.
If I recall, the wallpaper was astonishing.
Gratitude almost in the air
then the food emanated
or seemed to butt in, appear.