Thursday, September 11, 2014

You are deep

You are deep 
within the shop window,
sunlight warm on the shoulder
I want to stroke.
A not for sale temporary manikin,
technicolour shadow, looking out
watching you, silently, from the inside
impenetrable in another frame.
Looking in, it sees you
and stares out in careless mimicry.
The hard glass window skin grabs you;
a virtual imprisonment
in contemplative reflection.
You hold its attention,
its blank boredom
by your gazing,
and it grazes
while you look beyond
into its silent, siren, treasures.
You cannot see yourself
but I see you both -
the vulnerable, beyond reach,
and the virtual, untouchable.
We do not want you
to turn away.

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