It looks like dancing the merengue,
like reading Anna Karenina on a tablet in the dark car,
the window’s greening glow against the night.
Or: like the horse in the stall waiting for the gun
and the gate thumping open.
Maybe refraction through a shattered bottle,
the way the sun splits it into colors.
It looks like the woman you pretended
not to know at the supermarket
praying among the pickles.
That one. She’s singing. Don’t tell me
you don’t know the words.