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    dots Submission Name: Doorsdots

    Author: annie0888
    ASL Info:    49/f/LA
    Elite Ratio:    4.76 - 327/382/122
    Words: 187
    Class/Type: Poetry/Misc
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    Downtown, there's a rundown department store
    whose front door is glass.  The automatic slide-apart kind of door  
    that once welcomed with a blast of ice-cool air 
    whatever credit carrying shoppers blithely advanced.
    Am I the door?

    Downtown, a child approaches on forbidden empty sidewalks 
    bidden by hidden entryways.  The streets are quiet now.  
    Only a glint of sun lights the sign; the power's been cut.
    The glass wears a thick coating of dust and grease.
    Am I the child?  

    With a dirty finger he drags his first name through the dirty film,    
    swipes a dirty sleeve across the surface.  He pushes 
    his face to the door, stands awhile peering inside
    and imagines himself winding up new toy trains, trying on hats,             
    lying down on miniature beds.  He begins to know he'll never enter.

    And so he walks home.  Home to a heavy wooden door 
    on a house that even he can't see into
    until it swings wide - at the trick of his own key -
    on hinges of love or living,
    of here and now.  

    Submitted on 2012-11-03 16:44:20     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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      Am I the door?

    I dunno but I feel I can see right through you, in this piece at least. I found nothing disappointing here just some honest writing and dirty images. I really appreciate both!
    | Posted on 2012-11-06 00:00:00 | by Paradox | [ Reply to This ]
      I find the ending disappointing, the setting up of beginning and middle bits entrancing. Good use of sound and question as a device to give form. a feeling momentum, an incorrigible pause.

    Compelling bit of art, but - I'd rather the ending was bleak rather than predictable art. The ending: it feels like anyone could have written that and therefore it falls down a bit as art.

    All this imho.

    I'm not saying change the intent, fill it with content.
    | Posted on 2012-11-04 00:00:00 | by Daniel Barlow | [ Reply to This ]

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