Words on a Page

Sara Smollett

August 20, 1996

I am stained glass.
Windows. Colors contained in small rectangles.
I am a chandalier, braided with gold.
I am a piano - now silent.
I am pews, I am an exit sign, I am curtains.
I am grass and trees (outside the window).
I am obscured.
I am floorboards, carpet, desks.
I am window sills. I am backpacks.
I am a glass of water.
I am a white ceiling, balcony.
I am a light switch.
I am paper, this paper, words on a page.