ZW16 3rd Place

Mihaela Cristescu

…and he designed the door
to be locked near the window
without knowing why.

The colour has been chosen by the cricket from the balcony
because the music could have been the best way
to recognize which door to open first.

And then …
His friends brought for his birthday a chocolate cake
whistling the house rhythm
in its candles.

The leather chairs – opposite to the door.
The table and the books – on the carpet.
Upon the lamp – one thought he wasn’t able to see
because of the smoke.

The favourite moment when she read under the bed light
about the graphic design.
It was a story written in small letters
with flashy changeable illustrations
on metal.

‘Wine?’ he suggested.
One drop to rest on the door smile.
Locked near the window.

No glasses around.