Without Familiarity

and  the old conclusions,
I  looked through the glass
in the front door

for significance in the pictures on the wall
the furniture found there.
Should significance be surmised from

the cost of replacement? or how long
they had resided there? or the fact

they were done by hand
not printed,  not assembled

from a bargain basement sale?
Well then, can I gauge significance

from the clumsy furniture placement
that shows the fireplace  is never used ?
Can you count dusty surfaces

that recline without shine?
There are no meanings

to tamper with  in this inventory
when I look with objective eyes .
Devoid of context.

Significance only descends
when familiarity has returned

to unlock the front door
and let you walk in

L. Fullington

If you've a comment on her poem, L.Fullington would be pleased to hear from you.

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