what is the meaning
of a door standing open
an invitation for one outside to enter?
an omen that one inside must leave?
does it matter
that the door was once painted blue
but has long since peeled
under the blaze of the sun?
This is my second submission for the “open” prompt at dVerse. Someone had commented on my previous submission that it started off very “red wagon” (a reference to a poem by imagist poet William Carlos Williams). I had not intended to emulated WCW, but I was still flattered to be compared to him. This poem is a more deliberate attempt at imagist poetry.