Inside Out – Jennifer Chrystie

 

My eyes are lightly closed so light

creeps in between the lashes

creeps in with lashings of reflection

to make a mindscape from a landscape

that mirrors the furnishings of my room

 

The bus queue is a wardrobe of dark suits

parallel, swaying, slightly stained

on lap and lapel with splash

of tomato red or custard yellow

 

The office block is a chest of drawers

loosely gossiping, parading margins

of underwear, handkerchiefs, ties

through portals of voyeurism

 

In the forecourt many storeys down

beds are soft, floral, encouraging pause

White tiles spruik kitchen cleanliness

Squares of green

carpet a squawking of children

 

Copyright Jennifer Chrystie 2013

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