two sides of the door

the man who placed
his hand
to the door-knob
was confident
quite certain

as he twisted
to convert the mechanism
from closed
to open he remained
quite determined

almost …



how to describe
the sobering effect
an open space

it is difficult
for there is nothing there

nothing tangible

a mystery
that must be entered
before it can be solved


the man who closed the door
clung to the door-knob
for some time
after the latch had caught

he felt a great
to release it

for he knew then
he must turn around

and he was sure
quite sure
that he did not want
to do that


Poem #445 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

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