no fresh airhttps://barrenmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/B8440087-B53C-485E-9A8F-4BE0FDC95461-e1549343514180.jpeg19201440Matthew YatesMatthew Yateshttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/202c61eab2aeffb3d0a3768b6c0816c4?s=96&d=mm&r=g
could you put away the window?
the light is arrogant & i’m too
obedient to hear orders & not
follow, i’d stare straight into the sun
if i thought the light beckoned me to,
burn black spots into my corneas
to obscure anything i ever try to focus
on again. can we take the window down?
put it in a closet, or the junk drawer,
there are people walking by
i can’t imagine what for.
there is a background noise outside
like the humming of breath & blood,
can we keep the warmth but lose the sun?