Friday, November 5, 2010

Locked in

4. prompt: containment

If she didn't have three
four-drawer filing cabinets,
five deep desk drawers,
two portable vertical
drop file collections,
several plastic boxes
and a couple of crates

where would all that paper
go? What would happen
to those ideas, worlds
written into being, phrases
and sentences, paragraphs
and thick documents, lost
and tossed by random fate?

She walks into the room
with pleasure, savouring
the stillness, its secretive
structures. She skips
a heartbeat, anticipating
hacking and tearing into
all this hidden treasure.