Peeping Tom) by Dan Senn

 

As a kid

I was rapt

by

one-way mirrors.

Not because

I was a voyeur.

Though indeed I was.

But because

of an idea.

I knew

that

light bounced of mirrors.

So

it seem possible

to trap light

within a sphere

surfaced with thisss

one-way mirror stuff.

A cheap source of light!

The sphere

would collect light

until it blew up

or

some of it was let out.

A friend of mine

has a brain

like that.

And to keep it

his brain

from exploding

he

expresses himself.

He writes music.

And

he does this

by

transcribing

the soundz he hearz

inside his head.

He copes this way.

And

when I hear his music

I feel

like a voyeur again.

 

1986 Dan Senn

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