Opening the Curtains

In the division of labor

that is marriage, one of his daily jobs,

assumed for no particular reason,

is to open the curtains. Each morning,

wandering from one room to the next,

he lets in the sky, enjoying the pull

of the cords, the vision of cloud,

rain, or new snow, framed in

the crossword design of windows . . . .

–excerpt from “Opening the Curtains” in A Light Dusting of Breath by Donna Pucciani (Purple Flag Press, 2014). First published in The Cape Rock.

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