The ordinary room clear rigid
that broken glass, you said,
that broken glass on the floor.
Familiar as more glass in disarray
slight fear un-guilty moving
away from that spot on the floor
avoid danger, clear out—be shy
noblesse oblige broom and pan
glass room rigid un-tidy danger.
That broken glass on the floor,
turn a page of the magazine.
Familiar even, leave the floor
remedy apparent transparent—
you said, broken on the floor, again
again, glass shines, danger, even
warns this floor spot, broom and
pan oblige, un-said moving away
broken glass spot shy noblesse.