My bathroom window
is unsure that he is, in fact, a window.
My bathroom window
has realised that unlike other windows,
you can’t see through him,
and does that mean he’s even a window at all?
What if walls started claiming they were windows?
The World Wide Window Federation would be in disarray.
Not to mention Opaque Rights: Union of Walls,
they rely on those monthly dues! Heads will surely roll.
My bathroom window loses sleep
wondering what people think of him and his ghostly innards.
Ever since he was first fitted, he says,
he knew he wasn’t like other windows.
I told him that no window remembers first being fitted,
at least without the aid of therapy or hypnosis.
“You’re being melodramatic”, I continued, trying to disguise the uncertainty
in my voice, “and that’ll be the last I’ll hear of it!”
I eyed my bathroom window suspiciously
as I spat toothpaste into the sink, but all I heard was silence.
He half showed me a crow dancing on the lawn,
or was it blackbird, a rook?
To be honest it was impossible to tell,
but I kept that to myself.
Mine is frosted and limescaled, circa 1948, square metal paned – what’s yours like?
by the way
Very fun. Nicely done!
Omg, what if my bed had an existential crisis? Would it throw me out of my bed in a hissy fit?! This poem is awesome. Thanks for the follow!
Oh it doesn’t bear thinking about…
The first poem I wrote was about a water faucet. There are lots like us… I caught a ride hitch hiking once with a guy who dialogues with his Kennilworth truck. I admit, it was a beauty. My own car doesn’t say much…only when it’s something really important and for damn sure I listen. Love your work….happy, happy! Jana
I knew a guy who lived at a free campsite in Australia he used to tell me about different animals that spoke to him. One of the times a bird warned him that there was a brown snake (poisoness) behind him about to attack, he flung around and scared it off with a stick. Thank you for sharing your story!
Hi, Luke Otley, thanks for the follow. Love your work. This one I find especially entertaining, thanks for the chuckles!