It's the blue one at the end of the hall ―
cover it with poppies you bought yourself,
let pollen drop from your hair like wedding rice.
Lie on the child-like bed
under the narrow eyes of portraits.
Let your wasp eyes unhinge, draw honey.
Be made a woman here.
Slip endless stones from your pockets ―
raise the window against the rush of the river.
You prefer men to cauliflowers (and hours).
Let life stand still.
Thanks to R.A.D. Stainforth for this excellent read.
|Charleston Farmhouse Door|