Please Swipe Again, Mr. Mann

Entry Denied says the sign
at the top of his life.
A white arrow in green
points down. He empties
his pockets in front of
the turnstile. Here is a flip
phone tuned to the stars.
A card in three plastic colors
blessed by the state.
Two used-up tickets to ride.
You can grab a list of things
to buy at any store on the avenue.
This key may open some door
in the world. Get down
on your knees with him,
O passerby. Genuflect.
Howl once or twice
to test your voice.