This kitchen, will not do.
The leaking double-sink
I am chained to, will not do.
The tiny window above that sink
through which I cannot see, will not do.
The mission brown laminex
lining the wall in a fake timber look,
will not do.
This room is imbued with shadows.
I pull out the sink and move the kitchen to another room.
I cut out a huge door-way where the sink stood
so I can walk out and bring the outside in.
I install three glass doors to clasp the light
and strip away the mission brown laminex.
I paint the walls white and dress the room
with a table and chairs, flowers and friends.
This room is gilded with sunshine.
Copyright Dorothy Poulopoulos 2013