If (Mother Of Moons)

If a window opens in a wall
where there has never been a window.

If you are standing there at that moment
and watch it open.

If a second or so before that
you fuzz out and cannot afterward describe how it happened.

If no bricks appear to have been displaced
by the appearance of the window.

If no sound accompanied
the appearance of the window.

If you do not show amazement
or fear upon the opening of the new window.

If the opening of the new window
seems as normal to you as the breathing of your newborn.

If you hold your newborn up to the window
to let them see the moon.

If you hold the moon up to the newborn window
and let it shine, shine, shine.

If you look out the window
and observe a maze of walls, windows, light from other moons.

If you recognize that none of the walls and windows
look anything like your own.

If the light from the other moons
changes you.

If you begin to call yourself
Mother of Moons.

If you have always been this 
yet are naming this for the first time.

If you go out 
to seek other windowless walls.

If you stand in front of them
until they change.

If every examined wall
becomes a window.

If all the windows
spring open at once.

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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