Sharon Olds

(November 19, 1942 / San Francisco)

Japanese-American Farmhouse, California, 1942


Everything has been taken that anyone
thought worth taking. The stairs are tilted,
scattered with sycamore leaves curled
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  • Colleen Courtney (5/15/2014 10:37:00 AM)

    Have to agree with Rita's comment. Made me feel as if I was secretly getting a glimpse of a place I was not supposed to be. A compelling write! (Report) Reply

  • Rita Cerniglia (3/13/2010 1:45:00 AM)

    What the eye describes in images - becomes the resulting revelation.
    I feel as though I have intruded on someone else's property and witnessed something that I was not invited to see. So compelling! (Report) Reply

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