Poems of the Week

Less Door Is More

by Dan Campion

Keeping the Eye in Your Door From Spying on You
—The New York Times national edition

My doors are camera-less, discreet;
No eyes by Ring, nor by Magritte,
Stare out at you or me, or spy
On anyone who happens by.

Yet people buy “in droves,” they say,
Webcams, in hopes they’ll hold at bay
Intruders by remote control.
Too bad the gadget’s proved a mole.