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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/814720-Night-Window
by Joy
Rated: 18+ · Book · Drama · #1253431
Poetry in April -- in celebration
#814720 added April 22, 2014 at 9:42pm
Restrictions: None
Night Window
Sudden sirens in the melting night,
and on my windowsill, three pots,
a flower bowing low, distorted leaves wilting,
proof of my flaws.

I slide the curtain to see
emergency, red lights swirling, turning,
in cadence with men running back and forth
then a gurney lifted into the van.

The window now flung open wide
and my need to know what's outside
and what is wrong with Mrs. Juditz, even if
I didn't take good care of the African Violets
she gave me, hobbling through
her neatly trimmed lawn this Easter.

Afterwards, I lie awake in the night
regretting words I wasn't able to say
regretting and walking away.
What will it be like, the morning
without her sight and who knows
what else my window will expose?


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Prompt: Put a window in the poem

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