Saturday, 12 August 2017

Нещата на рафта/Things on the shelf

                                            Around a kitchen table, who’d have thought
                                            we'd be talking of category mistakes?
                                            Ice-cold vodka in that summer’s heat
                                            was all too clearly working its effect.

                                           At a distance from where I should have been,
                                           situations played out: a sense of home
                                           occurred and we were voicing our opinion
                                           about that and every other word.

                                           Objects don’t have their place but we put
                                           them there. We’d do well to leave alone.
                                           Night’s darkened too far, anyway,
                                           although finches outside the window

                                           are still calling and the things you have
                                           on the shelves look like another world.

Image: Marina Shiderova; text: Tom Phillips

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