Window Dressing


Window Dressing


They spent days preparing the windows,

taking pains with the panes,

arranging the shrubs and skyline just so,

that the ivy might rustle

—to charm and not to irk—

in the periphery,

that the birds might be trained to fly

at such an altitude

as to please the aesthetically tempered mind.


The guest,

when he finally showed,

what did he care for windows?

All he wanted was

a soft place to rest his head,

to close his eyes,

and snore.



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