Rectangular blotches of sunshine
Three cinder blocks down from the ceiling
Herald the seven o’clock hour
Inmate’s incarceration sun dial
Serves instead of the clock
Blocked from view
In the penthouse suite.
Hollow cavernous sequential flushing
Announces her impending shower to the block
Warm water summoned solely
By depleting the bathroom of cold
Environmentalists left unconsulted
In this system’s design
Perhaps sociologists were—
Teamwork in the face of frigid shower
The most effective solution.