Unhinge the World

Michael Penny

by taking the door off
and removing open and closed

getting a handle on things
by having no handle.

Walk through the frame
that’s empty for passage

but full of destination.
Once done, there’s no shutting

and you have to take it all
whatever is and was

and you, so present.

Michael Penny was born in Australia but moved to Canada at an early age. Since then he has published five books, and he now lives on an island near Vancouver.