Sunday, April 16, 2017

You grew up with windows

If you grew up in the suburbs of the US
You grew up with windows.
You most likely grew up with windows that were clean.
You most likely grew up with large windows that were clean.
You most likely grew up with large windows that were clean, that let in the light but kept out the cold.
You grew up with large windows that were clean that let in the light but kept out the cold and if they were broken they were fixed.
You grew up with large windows that were clean that let in the light but kept out the cold and if they were broken they were fixed, that didn't have bars on them.
You grew up with large windows that were clean that let in the light but kept out the cold and if they were broken they were fixed, that didn't have bars on them, that opened and closed with ease.
You grew up with large windows that were clean that let in the light but kept out the cold and that were fixed, that didn't have bars on them, that opened and closed with ease, with blinds and curtains that could be opened and closed with ease.
You grew up with large windows that were clean, that let in the light but kept out the cold, that were fixed, that didn't have bars on them, that opened and closed with ease, with blinds and curtains that could be opened and closed with ease, that looked out on clean grass and green trees and other well tended houses.
You grew up with large windows that were clean, that let in the light but kept out the cold, that were fixed, that didn't have bars on them, that opened and closed with ease, with blinds and curtains that could be opened and closed with ease, that looked out on clean grass and green trees and other well tended houses, or a vista
or maybe even a lake
that the sun rose over.
And most likely you didn't know
you couldn't see
so you didn't understand
where the glass came from
or who made the frames
or
that your house had large working clean windows without bars on it
but others don't.
you couldn't see
so you didn't understand
So you never even asked why


2 comments:

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