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.

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