NON-LINEAR BANNISTER

my apartment complex
, which has been
flexing its way through winter
like a wind-blown squirrel
obsessing over a wet rock

, released it's tension
and with it
the residential pheromone
of humidity and bare arms
, it rises triumphantly from the carpet
, peels itself from the walls

creaking into my nostrils
like sleeping beauty's
discarded fart-filled blankets