I see you through a window
But the door to the house is locked
I am confined inside
Every day I wait for you to find the key
But you never look
You don’t see the window amidst all that is outside
 
Seasons change ever so slowly
Yet it seems time means nothing where you are
Often I sit and ponder how long I’ve been here
I’ve learned sometimes to close the drapes
The happiness I yearn for lies outside this window
Maybe one day I’ll open it—maybe I won’t
 
There is no escape for me
My place is inside the house
Yours is where the sun shines
There is no hope for me
You bear it all in the gleam of your eyes
The window is a mirror to you
 
I avoid the door of the house
I’ve found there to be no handle, no doorknob
The window’s glass still separates us, but occasionally
 
I pull back the drapes

 

 

© 2006 Adrienne Frailey. All rights reserved.

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