She sits by the window wearing
only an old pair of shoes. “flats” we called them.
She hasn’t a stitch of clothing on her body,
but knows no one can see in.
Unless of course, they have a telescope,
or a pair of those opera glasses.
Sometimes she suspects that a man
in one of the other buildings
Might have a telescope.
He isn’t home right now, though,
and so she sits and nd contemplates
Woman’s age old complaint
except in her case, it’s true.
she hasn’t a thing to wear.
Sandra Lee Smith/originally written April 2009;
updated May29, 2018