Monday, May 23, 2011

November 2010

Things With Boundaries

The things in her room all had boundaries.
The pictures were all framed, the woodwork
painted a firm brown that contradicted boldly
the light cream of the rest of the room.
She made sure the cushions were a dull white,
so that that frame of the bed could stand out.
Even the edges of the wardrobe seemed more
angular than normal.
It was as though a child had been scolded into colouring
strictly between the lines and nowhere beyond.

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