alycewilson (alycewilson) wrote,
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NaPoWriMo 10: Hidden in Plain Sight

My National Poetry Writing Month poem today was inspired by a quote, as suggested by the poetry prompt I posted at Wild Violet: NAPOWRIMO 2020 - Prompt 10.




chalk-house

A house drawn by a child in chalk



Hidden in Plain Sight

It had been boarded up for more than
20 years.
The dust, the arcane
smells, dry wood and amber.
Cobweb-clouded
hidden perils. Cool
even in summer heat.
Rustles. Sunken corners.

Lately, I've been renovating
my dream landscapes. Fresh
plaster, uncracked paint.
Stairs secured. Bright.
I supposed it means
progress. Coping
with loss. But the house
is long gone
when I wake.

- April 11, 2020




The quote I used to inspire this poem came from the following article: In Bella Vista, a Beaux Arts Gem Hides in Plain Sight.
Tags: memories, napowrimo, napowrimo 2020, poetry
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