Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

Evening at Home

She is constant like the ocean.
Gentle currents carry her warmth.
I sit waiting.
It is night.
A quarter moon lights my balcony.
The fire burns.
I wait
knowing she will appear
before the light has gone,
the fire out.
Patiently I sip my tea
how all this came to be
when I know
it could have been otherwise.
Baffled by my good fortune
distraught over what might have been
her key turns in our front door
while the moon is hidden
by a nighttime cloud
and the fire burns

Ed Krizek is a former Swarthmorean correspondent, and a former Swarthmorean who now lives in Ambler. His forthcoming book of poetry is The Pure Land.

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