Abandoned House at Sunset, a poem by John Grey at Spillwords.com

Abandoned House at Sunset

Abandoned House at Sunset

written by: John Grey

 

Window half-reflective,
garden gone wild,
antique fireplace ablaze
as light makes a wild,
uneven, uncomfortable line.

The candle power of fading sun
casts odd reflections in shattered chairs,
a derelict room
that doesn’t look like it ever was lived in.

Rusty oak door hinges,
paint flakes as dull as old orange pith,
dust motes, floating
or gathering on porcelain –
sunset makes strange choices.

John Grey

John Grey

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Soundings East, Dalhousie Review and Connecticut River Review. Latest book, “Leaves On Pages” is available through Amazon.
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