The roofs of the city are a bleak mist
Brooding over the sharpness beneath them:
Walls stroked to corners by the hands of the cold women,
Fireplaces for irony.
We shall not wonder at rimed mirrors
Windows give up their secrets,
In the houses of the city of cold women
There are shadows.
They may be children,
They titillate the light so bashfully.
There are tired lilies, propped to apathy.