Mireille Astore

Midday at the Library

 

Noon!

 

Time for the sun

to hide from the grey staircase.

 

Time for the faces

to dance on its steps.

 

White faces, black faces

Painted faces, veiled faces.

 

The staircase is now covered

with mouths

eyes

and ears

 

But I

a mere observer

watch my vision

disappear into the centre.

©Mireille Eid