The Logistics of Walking Through Walls

by Laura Toland

When walking through walls, you must consider
several things.
Take into account,
for example,
the audience on the other side.
Are they expecting you?
If not,
consider starting with your feet—
put them through slowly—
give the other-room-dwellers
time to adjust.
They won’t want to see your isolated, floating head,
sticking through the dry plaster like a grotesque stuffed animal, nostrils flared,
eyes shiny and dead.