It was a maze –
Amazed people walked their lives through it
Calling out to each other
to share it
to live it
The doors to the maze were slatted
To let the air pass through
Together with the noise
of mowing lawns
of Singer sewing machines
of click-click dog’s paws
of Life and Lives
And the green light would pass through –
The green eternal summer light
That glowed with the sun
And drank in the shade
One chameleon pulled the shade over with a leaf
While the people in the maze-house waited
The mid-day was spent by doing things
To wait for the day to end
And thoughts were put away in ice chests
so they wouldn’t melt in the sun
so they could be taken out at night
so no one would see
And the heat of the day melted with the sunset
And they turned on all their lights
So they wouldn’t be afraid to close the windows.
The windows closed, the slatted doors were opened.
Here's a link to my other poems:
- Poetry by Rose West
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