Four walls; a pair of cupped hands. Jaundiced like an open eye; an open cove Prescribing solitude to those whom solitude cannot withstand, And I choose this cold corner which is furthest from the door, To be where I am not, before Your proclivities become my own, I write. I write, My window holds my breath and frosts the world, The moon in his amber gown, dressed in chatoyance and spite, Godspeed; dark, dark shroud for naked skies! Six floors, walls, doors from you am I.
I couldn't write when the sun peered in, Her inquiry evangelizing the specks of time left upon the glass - I've heard it all before; God's shining face leaves none unloved (unseen) but his spotlight has no starlet; so who can see me up here? We can't see from windows, dear. I'd live and sing for the cloudless hall The nursery of misanthropists crawling on the grey cobblestone And the lilt of the wind on the rose; through squares nice and small - The peevish moth shudders at the sight of itself obscuring the day through the glass. It seems we're always in the way.