Within the four walls of the Metropolitan
Surrounded by hustling, bustling visitors,
The eerie effect is immensely disquieting
Human faces framed, in moods I spy,
A Da vinci, in shimmering sepia.
Van goghs with irises, wheat fields,
Cypresses, and other flowers galore
Renoirs with daisies, young girls,
Madame in gown with family.
Prying eyes were mine, amidst
The hush of the serene past.