If The World Were a Flat (Draft 1)

If The World Were a Flat

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If The World Were A Flat (Draft 1)

With her back to the window
she had thought she
signed a lease on
claustrophobic and dark,
signed for study, for her flat,
two mirrors with flowers and book shelves
for the prestigious Masters degree that
would not save glorious Summer days

But, two days at his flat,
wine and aha, a reserve
of happiness, changed the view

With these
she faced the autumn window

— Douglas Gilbert