52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Monday, April 3, 2017

28. Order of Things

"This order of things has meant a lot of comfort
and security for certain populations":

I'm talking about the arrangement of the bed
beneath a window that, because of its angle, 

takes in morning light for most of the year
obliquely, and which allows, spring especially,

breezes to sail through and push around 
translucent linen drapes in gentle undulation.

The windows open from the top, and are thus
difficult to enter from outside--a limited security.

The certain populations are me and my wife. 
We each of us hold multiple thoughts 

around the situation, one at least indicated by 
the description of light and wind on the linen,

another by the inclusion of the quotation 
at the top, taken from a paper making a critique:

This order of things has meant a lot of comfort 
and security for certain populations.




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