The red flag waves discreet

& speaks of pleasure;

doorman Dave's got his giddy hand

on the knob. Within, a

basement sauna scene

and the wanderlust arcing from

fifty fingertips, late winter frost

curling to smoke and love

is the token: the room hums

with it, this fragile growth we 

call community even where we mean

survival.

                                 -- Fan Wu