Friday, 4 January 2013

Red and Blue Room (Adult Version)

Slowly and carefully
He sews you up,
Smiling…

Inside your little room

He knits and sews,
It’s a cocoon
Of red and blue,

Colours you loathe
It’s the reason
He chose them,

In your little room

Painstakingly
He works
In heavy wool

“It’ll keep you warm”
In summer.  Summer!
A padded cell

Inside your little room.

Complain - you must!
But his insouciance
Surprises you.

And anyway,

Two colours
Simple contrasts
A little harmony…

In your little room.

Always kind
He makes holes
For hands and feet.

(The inspiration is from  a number of pieces by Louise Bourgeois - you can work them out!)

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