the window tinting on my car is not dark. when i park and leave for some time, i make sure no one’s attention is drawn to items inside.
from an unmistakable white cord to a store bag of returns…i tuck away and turn over.
a friend’s boxed dvd set on the passenger seat…waiting to be in the past tense of errand running.
habit: i turned it over. to be sure attention stayed uninvited…
…but on every side, the number 24 declared itself.
i looked for the unmarking…and imagined myself examined.
i am declaring myself. i hope that it is the same on all sides.