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City Windows

Windows in apartment buildings
Gaze out at the city,
Taking in those urban views,
Both bustling and gritty.

Some have curtains, some have blinds,
Others show off shades,
Hiding the inhabitants
And all their escapades.

From the outside looking in,
You simply cannot tell
What goes on behind that glass,
And that is just as well.

If eyes are windows to the soul,
As I have often heard,
That metaphor applied to homes
Would really be absurd.

For every city dweller
Lives with panes to see outside,
Those windows often covered up,
A haven meant to hide.

A country curtain lets us peek
To see what life’s about,
But city windows have one job – 
To keep those peepers out!

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  1. Date: 5/1/2013 10:02:00 AM
    A window to the soul to show us lifes long toll. The shades are faded at half mast. Just a peek into the past. An entry on the journal page. A moments measure of an age. Peace. :) Loved the peek into yours. :)