fences

Even the walls had space

With hesitation   Image
apprehension
fills the envelope
that once bloomed
surrounding senses
as windows break
spaces within walls
pressing in closely
lean the cold stone
unknown features
where a breath mark
reminder tells you
to pause, sigh
turning focused
awareness toward
impervious bastion
built around your
hold, once beautiful
strength and accord
now wonder, asking
when it started
the bitter hindrance
that closed you in.