Change

 

We have a common

kitchen wall

with my neighbor

in this apartment house.

So….

“I am supposed to keep it

as it is”.

No change, ever should take place,

thinks she,

my next door neighbor.

But when a change is needed,

it is needed.

Patience must be there

on both sides of the wall.

No amount of sugar coat

or fuming

will the old wall endure.

It simply needs a redo;

new backsplashes, cabinetry and

a brand new countertop

to breathe.

Shall I let it die now?

 

 

Posted for Sumana’s Midweek Motif ~ Change @ Poets United

 

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11 thoughts on “Change

  1. This is a really wise metaphor for the bigger issues we are facing on opposite sides of ideologies these days. I loved this, Sumana. And I love your cute little kitchen too!!!!!

  2. Never! Or, maybe. Some Things must die before the new can take root. This is a marvelous metaphor. Maybe that shared wall could gain a peephole or a doorway.

  3. Patience must be there
    on both sides of the wall.
    No amount of sugar coat
    or fuming
    will the old wall endure.

    Beautifully deep, Sumana!❤️

  4. Yes, when a change is needed, it is needed….sometimes it does take patience though when one is in the midst of change; and hopefully all will be fine after the change has taken place.

  5. Remind me of Robert Frost’s ‘good fences make good neighbours’ – only this is pretty much the opposite! I guess a fence and a wall are not the same.

Thank You :)

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