Monday, June 6, 2011

Clean Edges, Tall Glass

I appreciate tall windows with clean edges,
as I love beautiful women in passing on the streets.
Clean edges, tall glass, what do they know?
I look through them; they never see what I see,
unless the light glows from my side of the pane
and the other side shines darkness.

But windows aren't windows
in that case;
they're mirrors.

Women are mirrors, mostly.
Their bulbs burn out too quickly,
especially when they hang down
from the basement ceiling
on a wire,
without a lampshade.

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