The Kitchen That Walked – Dorothy Poulopoulos


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

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