Is there something you don't understand?
I expect there is.
There's nothing here for me, either
(least of all in these thudding heres and theres).
Unread books look good -
secondhand bargains, online deals.
I've been sorely tempted.
And then, outside the window,
or, at risk of labouring the point,
a family, a story,
her nearly opaque features
at another address.
Or determinedly different,
if that's the way you fancy it.
Tom Phillips 2012