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The Passing (standard:poetry, 95 words)
Author: kendall thomas Added: Oct 27 2005Views/Reads: 1842/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
An abandoned house attracts the attention of a passerby.

The Passing 

The wild honeysuckle has taken you 

where the rose wraps its cool arms about 

the fallen lattice. 


Old, gray walls. 

Pitched roof. 

Myriad voices 

once haunted you. 


The green, velvet-covered pond is silent, 

reflecting  your demise. 

Weeds taunt you 

and vines explore 

where spiders hang their silver webs. 


And this end, 

this quiet death, beneath withered trees, 

is the inevitable rejoining of hands that formed you, 

whose pride you were. 


I alone deplore 

this passing, 

this brief flashing affirmation 

of mutual decay, 

here, in the countryside, 

you and I. 


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