there they lay
against the opening
within the wall
paned in glass

their purpose
is to cover
all that can be seen
outside and in

some consider them
simple decorations
a single layer
carefully patterned

this thin material’s
translucent weaving
between worlds
reveals fuzzy movement

change the material
add another layer
fabric thick
rooms become opaque

blocking everything
from a double sided view
as though there are
no other worlds

a yank of a cord
twist of a rod
opens and closes
the dividing barrier

revealing only
what you want
enhancing views
along the way

-Jennie Nawrocki

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