it is a place where it is felt that large things

must be said and then,


equally undone.

dust and grime will be gathered there and,

with one quick, wet finger,

rubbed away.

the cry of the neighbourhood cat,

the scratch of tree and windowpane,

and rumbling machinations

of dawn's garbage trucks;

all the lonely sounds will,

for some unknowable time,

twist and curl with new life.