The Open Window


    A window open
    Onto the blue
    Wide as an ocean
    Far as a moon

    Through the window
    Into the sky
    In the urge to fall is
    The wish to fly

    On perfunctory lovers
    Fumbling in the night
    The open window
    Sheds its light

    Into atmospheres stifled
    With suppressed despair
    The open window
    Releases air

    Through silences so laden
    They drop like weights
    The open window
    Reverberates

    When walls close in
    Without a sound
    When feet feel unbearably
    Anchored to the ground
    The open window is
    One way out

    A window open
    Onto the blue
    Wide as an ocean
    Far as a moon

    Through the window
    Into the sky
    In the urge to fall
    The wish to fly

    Peter Jukes 1987

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