A blank…a blind
Dull, curled corners,
Dull, folded ends,
A shape that lost its scent,
A scent that gained a shade…

A hollow…a shallow
Dark, soiled letters,
Dark, coiled matters,
A thought that lost its ink,
An ink that gained a love…

A hole…an alley
Deep, masked charade,
Deep, laced façade,
An act that lost its audience,
An audience that gained a lie…

A stop…a halt
Burnt, bitter past,
Burnt, ironed curtains,
A window that lost is view,
A view that gained a truth…