Zorika Petic

Abandoned Houses - Poem by Zorika Petic

Abandoned houses are
illusion reaching
its end;

wind and rain and time
root for the

They have the calmness brought
by defeat,
the bearing of farmers

who are whittled
and resist no more than

See how easily the earth
takes them back:
an eye here,

a bone there, the same rite
as with the animate.
The open windows

are in the flight path of night
tired and bound
for home.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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