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by Jennyj
Rated: E · Poetry · Mystery · #1701074
an old pink mansion I used to pass each day on the way to my office
WDC CRAMP for 8.22.10

Write a story or poem about a spooky house
that sits vacant
with windows broken
and shutters askew.

COUNT: 22 lines


in the pale frost of dawn-light.
Damp in your abandoned
pink-clap-board glory.
Out of place
with your two-storied height
amid a sea of working class bungalows.
Your side-slanted door, perched
as though you once sported
a port-couchere for carriage traffic.
Now, abandoned,
shutters flapping, no longer needed
to protect (missing) window glass
long since shattered
by neighborhood ruffians
looking for an afternoon’s lark.
How did you get here ,
what stories must you have hidden
inside your
out-of-place heart,
lost to anonymity in this
forsaken place.
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