Tuesday, November 5, 2013


photoart: ralph murre

                                by Margot Peters

                                Switch off lights,
                                out invades in

                                fence grids our floor
                                fir branches tickle my knee
                                our birdbath sits down to dinner

                                lamps on, Aunt Marie’s
                                portrait hangs in sky
                                wicker rocks in a goldfish pond
                                our candles wink in neighbor windows

                                reminding, reminding
                                how effortlessly mirror becomes
                                window, window mirror
                                and what flimsy armor
                                wall    glass    skin.

                                ~  first published in Verse Wisconsin