*scroll down for a YouTube video*
Doesn’t take a therapist to know why
I bond with exhausted, forsaken shacks
Nothing but the crows circling with a cry
Prowling, feral cats alert for live snacks.
Why empty so long? How did this house fail?
Dirty pink insulation leaking out
Of screaming mouths with crying walls so frail
Mold and dirt and shaky steps, cause for doubt.
What happened here in the maddened attic?
Ancient clothes and books hug the swollen floors
Tell me your secret, you ache brick by brick
Relinquish the mystery of closed doors.
No one deserves abandonment, ever
Helping lost and wrecked, lifetime’s endeavor.
© 2014 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja) from Poetic Alchemy:Talking Blues
(tweaking an old poem)
**YouTube video Ella Mai, Left Me https://youtu.be/yOVNS12CVqE
IMAGE: Abandoned House (public domain)