The Politics of Doors


The Politics of Doors

With every doorway, decisions.
Accept, deny. Turn.

How to resist the ajar,
the barely closed?

Is what emerges
expelled or escaped,

free or released?
Resistant as always,

I swivel,
pause to inhale.



14 thoughts on “The Politics of Doors

  1. Pingback: The Politics of Doors — O at the Edges | Perth Words... exploring possibilities.

  2. Have you read the book Exit West by Hamid Mohsin? His book, like your poem, uses doors as symbolism for change for refugees looking for a better and safer life. Sadly one doesn’t know what is behind the door until one makes the decision to cross through it.

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