It is not a question
of making a deal and guessing
which door the prize lies behind;
it is a question of choosing
which door to open first, which path
to follow, which future to select,
the choice to be made in a split sliver
of time, and once decided, once the door
is opened and walked through,
the possibility of return is non-existent,
even if the door remains open, even if
backward steps can be taken.
Or it is a question of choosing
which room to clean first, which interior
to dust and sweep and mop and wash and
scour. Or it is a question of waiting until
a door is opened. Perhaps the questions are
Painting: Interior by Vilhelm Hammershoi (1899), National Gallery of Art, London.
it is not a question
it is not a door
Perhaps, the questions are the same . . .
Loved your imagery and the flow of your words, Glynn. Thanks for blessing us with your artistry!
Walking through the door is the same as cleaning that room? Yeah, sounds about right.
"the possibility of return is non-existent"
it sounds like it might hurt. But it doesn't.
Shall I follow the easy path--or the more challenging one?
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