What the Sunlight Reveals

The room is cool, dark, peaceful and I am content
For things to remain as they are, whether hidden in plain sight or
Tucked into dim corners.

It is a beautiful day they say. The sun is shining. The sky is blue.
Open the blinds they say. Let the sunlight in.

But if I do, I risk them seeing it all. I risk myself seeing it all.
The scars on the wood, the blemishes on the leather, the dust on the floor.

She does her job so well, the sunlight….illuminating all of the things I would like to hide. She lays them bare and says here, this is the problem, if you cannot see it how can you fix it?

She means well, the sunlight, but this is not the day for illlumination, examination and reflection. So I thank her but close the blinds and send her on her way.

Karri Temple Brackett
May 2, 2023

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