This door before you,
that fits your key,
is neither entrance
nor exit nor door,
only the semblance
of a threshold
between two rooms
you may occupy
but never enter,
much less unlock:
look to the windows,
which will not open
or completely close,
and not for the views
you cannot see.

Unlock © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 26, 2019

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