*The Door and Change

Ma Raineys

T
he door:
they done changed things around.

Everything changing
all the time;
even the air you breathing
change:
you got monoxide,
hydrogen–
changing all the time;
skin changing . . .
different molecules and
everything.

The door;
just saying things change.

As posited:
the air and everything;
but now
put two propositions
on the same track;
run them together . . .
and because they crash
call it the same train.

From the air
to the skin
to the door
and now trains—
to many goddamn books.

*Versification: a few lines from
MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

By August Wilson

*[ WSB ].