#27


Ashes

she did the tasks every day
the cleaning of ash from the hearth
the sweeping of leaves in the parlor
the clearing of vines from the walls
the sorting of shells that the sea had swept in
the freeing of moths from the bedroom

slowly the house began to return to its former state
a pale gray villa carved with roses
pink marble floors
pale blue ceilings starred with crystals
murals of cherubs and clouds
bed fit for a prince
wardrobe of shoes made of glass

all of this, it does not save her
eventually everything
will still become ash










Comments

  • Anonymous Friday, 14 September 2012

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  • Anonymous Friday, 14 September 2012

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  • Exitonpch Friday, 14 September 2012

    Dirt Beneath, dirt and in the air, in the water, ...

    DirtBeneath, dirtand in the air, in the water,dirt.We're mud, wet moving ash,temporary bone.Time will crawl circles around uswith our closed eyesso let's build into the airclatter up the stairsin our fleshed skeletonsfashion words from ancient treesand rasp through lips while we canbefore the leaves crisp, and crumble.The sun will still beat ustear out every color until only bleach remainsleach supple skin, brittleyet that seed, poke a holetend tenderly, moisten, wait,wait, wait until green snaps suninto waiting veinsas though flowing sap, or bloodmeans anything in itself.It doesn'tmatter, onlylove comes from dirt

  • francescalia Thursday, 13 September 2012

    this comment refers to the first photo

    this comment refers to the first photo

  • Firelighter Tuesday, 11 September 2012

    absolutely marvelous. i love the way this was conc...

    absolutely marvelous. i love the way this was conceptualized.

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