Madeleine Stack 06/06/16


in a hotel in the French alps
with adjoining rooms
everything lined in dark wood
there are two doors connecting the rooms
one on each side
they are padded on the inside
with navy velvet. lined
for soundproofing

one door is locked from the other side
I press my body against the padded velvet
it presses back
like a sofa
like a lover

waiting to be laid down on top of
waiting to be pressed from all sides
finally realizing your desire to be encased
like a fly in amber

Madeleine Stack is an artist and writer in London