Wallpaper. oil painting ~ Michael Douglas Jones
These walls were papered
by the landlord,
long before this was my room,
and all the tenants here before me
never questioned or presumed
that they could ever change the patterns
of the walls, or of the world.
They were held by their surroundings,
as sure as if there was no door,
for they accepted
what was presented
and never questioned their décor.
When we look a little closer
at the walls surrounding us,
we see the seam
is slowly lifting,
no wall at all.