Thursday, August 2, 2018

Clark Gormley #3 Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds
can be tilted to close
downwards towards you
or upwards towards you

gives you more light
and more privacy
unless there’s someone
on the roof next door

although one above the other
the slats collect dust
respire it out of the air
and it sticks like
cigarette tar in the lungs

without a firm backing
they’re hard to clean
slithering away like 
a child having chocolate 
wiped off their face

but even when they’re open
you don't quite get the full picture
horizontal lines
the price you pay
for brightness control


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