Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Advice to myself

Knock softly.

If the door opens,
take time,
the signs,
the messages tucked
in the stems of plants.
Observe the weave of light
the gravity of walls.
See if the table quarrels
with the chairs.
Be alert to the spaces,
the shadows,
the grace notes of absence.

This is how to enter a room.