The Goddess in My Window

Amiyuh Tobias

While concentrating on the blinds in my room, I asked myself, What is their true image and unproclaimed purpose? I imagined a small goddess residing within them. Her name is Persiana, the Spanish word for blinds, and she can only see blurred shadows and light glares. She is Indigenous and Mexican, likely from the Chitimacha tribe in Louisiana, and has decided to reside in my blinds for peace and tranquility. She is slight with grey hair, even though she is still young, and smells like fresh rain. She likes to sleep a lot and prefers soft winds. Her job: to block out unwanted heat from the sun, to keep in heat during cold weather and to give me blessed privacy. I dust the blinds so that her home isn’t too dirty.