From Autumn Opens a Door, a collection published in 2015.
The hem of the drapes
falls six inches short
of the sill. The line of wavy fabric
speeds up and slows down
on its way across the width of the window
wandering in and out of true
like a drunk on the highway.
in the heat rising from the radiator
under the window. The sunlight irradiates the
imperfections. A gauzy shadow ripples
on the gray carpet
and then is still.