Abandoned House

Abandoned House

Overhead, a swinging lamp
casts shadows amidst the damp
of a derelict house that still stands
against time’s winds and sands:

A testament to an ingenious man
and the workings of his rough-hewn hands.

On quiet nights, it still lights the way
to fallow field and vine-choked hay.

Tasking their master to return and reap,
wind-blown stalks bend and weep.


Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at https://redgladiola.wordpress.com

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