My heart wants to say windows

What have you looked at more in your life,
windows or walls?
My heart wants to say windows
but when the curtains are closed
on sleepless nights the walls are my eyes.
I’m in a pub right now looking at a window
around 20 feet away from me,
at least 60% of my vision is the wall around it.
How many doors have little windows in them?
I once worked in a job where we moved
to the basement for 12 months.
My desk was shoved in the corner with my back
to the middle of the room and my face at the walls.
When a cat is scared
they curl themselves up in a corner
to spot any approaching danger.
I was the opposite of a safe cat for a year.

© Carl Burkitt 2020

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