her name written in water

Automat (1927) by Edward Hopper
Automat (1927) by Edward Hopper

The restless soul, the searching eyes,

The wandering spirit, the remote hopes,

The fleeting will, the false wishes

become a phantasmagorical cinema

she sees thru her image in the window

listening to the song of Goddess Fortuna

lamenting the lucky stars falling below

and her name written in water evermore.