Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Weird Wednesday: Dare to Decorate?

The curtains seemed too long at first, as she
Replaced the rod and hung them. In a bunch
Along the baseboard, excess cloth would be
An eyesore. Just as she, though, had a hunch
On how to fix this, suddenly 'twas fine!
The fabric, so it seemed, had shortened -- no!
The windows had grown taller. No, a line
Of brand new drywall, actually, did grow
Before her eyes. The room was taller! And,
She realized, the footprint here had shrunk,
Conserving volume. She reached out a hand
To grab the former window treatment, drunk
With fear. When she replaced the shabby lace
The room was bare -- she'd gone without a trace!

1 comment:

  1. Weird - just read a ghost story about haunted curtains, 'The Shadow in the Moonlight' by Mary Molesworth. Check it out - I don't know how the sonnet form has inspired you to delve into today's dark night of the soul, but it works!