on the back of the receipt

do you think i could stay here just a few nights
– i won’t make any noise
– i will bury myself under these woodchips
– i will rake the leaves in the morning
– i won’t ever use your keys AND i won’t buzz in (you can leave your tv on the cctv channel)
– i won’t steal your buttons OR little pieces of glass
– you won’t have to brush my hair OR i could even cut it off if you want me to
– i will donate my dimes
– i will give you the windchill temperature
– i will fall into the corners in the room / just a few nights / AND i will stop biting my nails / AND waiting / AND dogearing my pages
– i will climb into your car
– i won’t get chicken pox or aids
– i will take the elevator alone

Image: Photo by Dietmar Rabich / Wikimedia Commons / “Knöpfe — 2018 — 0501” / CC BY-SA 4.0.