The Maynard
Spring 2016

Shaun Robinson

Shared Accommodation

In the room for rent, the cord
of a phone charger leads the eye
out of the frame. Beds are seen only
through half-closed doorways

as if they were shameful. Stains suggest
indecent acts but might be shadows.
Small pets okay. Close to bus routes,
in the sense that everything

is close to bus routes. We’re all in
our late twenties—quiet, respectful,
employed. We enjoy activities
that can’t quite be seen at this

resolution. Ignore the photos
on the fridge—that’s who you’ll be
replacing. Temporary is okay, in the sense
that everything is temporary and okay.