Friday, October 11, 2013

Once so neatly tended


Once so neatly tended, once
so precisely flowered and shrubbed,
now overlooked, forgotten, unkempt,
as if it had just awakened disheveled
from an all-night bender, none
too good for wear. Her window, once
trimmed in green and white shutters,
now dirty, shutters flaking small chips
to the weeds below. Once, she leaned
forward and laughed; the sound
swallowed into a past that exists
only in his mind; no one left
to remember.


Photograph by Peter Hager via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

2 comments:

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

Beautifully poignant . . .
Blessings, Glynn!

nance said...

as if it had just awakened disheveled
from an all-night bender


i like that