Listen to the Music

© Matthew Word Bain

when a roof slopes the ground
at what point does it become a wall?
in the space between a modern aesthetic
and more conventional architecture
what effect do these components
exert on human experience?
and what effect their confluence?

from this angle
in this light
the transition
feels almost natural
although natural
is an awkward word
in such a setting

it feels at least
not uncomfortable
or discomfiting in the way
that such an adjacency might
easily be imagined to be

the creek that flows
past the roots of the trees
towering in the upper left
and its soothing sound
is making a contribution
as I pass through this space
although inaudible in a photo
its presence cannot be dismissed