I have always been daunted by curtains

S Stephanie

whether to hang them at all!
True, it is a little about the light
how much
they will let in
or not
but it is also about parameters
so self-imposed.

The stuttering little tugs I will have to give
opening them a crack more
and the decisive sliding – closed.
The indifferent moments gazing
things caught in the corner
of my eye, or not.

All those conversations I will
have with myself later
in the fall, say
all the pointed questions.
Why these exact parameters
and given this window
what small scenes did I allow
in – or not – and yes
I suppose―how much light?