Window Dressing
by Margaret Fieland

Chalk it up to naivete,
or poor vision,

but I never consider
someone across 86th street,
a street as wide
as Madison Avenue
could see into our building.

“You live on thirteen?”
Robert asks.
We nod, my sister and I.
“Well, someone up there
doesn’t pull down
their shades.”



Born and raised in New York City, Margaret Fieland has been around art
and music all her life.  Her poems and stories have appeared in
journals such as  Turbulence Magazine, Front Range Review, and All
Rights Reserved. She is one of the Poetic Muselings. Their poetry
anthology, “Lifelines,” was published by Inkspotter Publishing in
November, 2011. You may visit her website,