In Washington Square
the builders have finished
the roof on the house
just below here—
brownstone, airy.

I read once again
General Instructions for those
‘who must file’ under
‘the substantial presence test’
to prove that I was really here.

‘Generally, you are treated
as present on any day
that you are physically present
at any time during the day.’
As for the night who knows
where my dreams will take me.