René Magritte: The Unexpected Answer (1933)
Later you will wonder
how I locked the bedroom door
from the inside. “Open up!”
you’ll yell. Try the knob, barge
in without an answer.
For the rest of my days,
I’ll relish imagining that moment
you find the room stripped,
empty as your heart.
This poem was written as part of the surprise ekphrastic challenge for Magritte.
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