Wallpapering Here

I’m not like her,
the intricate pattern
you spent hours
flipping through screens
lining up side-by-side,
taking a swatch home
for a trial ride.
After you committed to
cursing and perfecting,
for better or for worse,
loving and neglecting;
the lesser of two evils
in selecting.

I”m more accommodating,
simple alternating colors,
Floor to ceiling elegant,
but with a silly side,
a circus tent,
pitched just before
the main event.
Bending to include
a better view.
Parting gracefully
to showcase you.
Without ending or beginning,
a willing detainee;
I bend my bars to set you free.

NaPoWrimo 2021 Day Four. A new day, a new verse. I’m excited to share that experience with all of you. I will be gaining inspiration throughout from napowritmo.net daily prompts. Join me in verse.

Today’s challenge was perfect as art is a huge vein of inspiration for me. Poetry often takes us to the “liminal,” in other words – a place or sensation that exists at or on both sides of a boundary or threshold, neither one thing or the other, but something betwixt and between.

In honor of the always-becoming nature of poetry, I challenge you today to select a photograph from the perpetually disconcerting @SpaceLiminalBot, and write a poem inspired by one of these odd, in-transition spaces.


  1. Unrelentingly liminal, K. I rarely have to worry about the cost / effort of remodeling / redecorating because My Beloved Sandra just keeps bringing home more samples, viewing more options, and reconsidering, reconsidering, reconsidering. That works for me!
    Awesome work.

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