Friday, June 11, 2010

Curtains and Walls

She wore her bangs long. She wore her bangs so long they were a curtain over her eyes.

We were never sure whether she was didn't want to look out, or didn't want us to look in. I am not sure she could have told us either.

I don't think it worried anyone as such, we just left her alone.

Maybe that was out mistake, leaving her alone.

Every curtain serves a purpose, but every curtain can be opened. Isn't a curtain that is always closed a wall - no matter what it is made of?

Maybe she drew back her bangs for others. Maybe she drew back her bangs when she was alone.

If the eyes are the windows to the soul then I can say I never saw either of hers. And I don't think she saw ours either.

That was out mistake, leaving her alone, behind her curtain.

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Julie G said...

Hi MG,

Wow this piece drips with sadness. Closed off and lonely.

I want to open the curtain and see.

Megan Bayliss said...

I LOVE this. It is emotional and inviting. There's so many places to jump to with this small reading. Well done.

Tomorrow we are gender reversing the pic. So, same pic, but the narrator and main character's gender reverses.