Wednesday, May 28

Through the Screen Door

This didn't turn out as I originally intended, but I figured I would post it anyway. Perhaps I'll fix it later. Perhaps not.

Through the Screen Door

I see the world

Through black mesh squares.

Lush green grass beckons

To my stationary feet

Planted on cool, firm linoleum.

I feel the breeze,

Though muffled by the screen.

Carelessly tossed leaves invite

My smoothed hair

To be tousled by the wind.

I hear the birds

As though on distant hills.

Charming notes of harmony tease

My delighted ears—

Accustomed only to empty echoes.

I reach out

To accept the invitation,

Only to touch

A not quite absent shield

That smothers life.

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