THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED

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THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED

  

  THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED

 

The blank stare that only

a house can  give,

the gawk of

shut windows, with half closed

blinds,

the peel of paint,

and that toothy front porch

smile, reminiscent of the kind that

Aunt Mildred

gives you as

she pinch’s your cheek ,

all the while breathing stale

cigarette smoke and coffee breath

over you

like warm mud.

Soon the room starts to spin

as the vortex of the house closes in.

Mother’s, bizarre chatter,

about how Aunt  Mildred

could attract a

fellow,

with the simple use

of a

wide brimmed hat,

and a

flowered summers dress.

 

 I watched in amazement

as Aunt Mildred melted

into the house,

mother taking her

place and,  I;

I become mother.

Houses are like that,

Jealous of their masters ,

each in their own peculiar way.

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danmartyjake1 commented on THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED

03-09-2010

This poem is also very interesting. I enjoy the subtle eerieness of it. It reminds me of poems that I studied in school. Classics!

devaamido commented on THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED

02-06-2010

You have a remarkable range of perception from which you draw remarkable imagery. This one's funny as Hell but what makes it work is your taking thee imagined perspective of the house! Bravo!

chicken commented on THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED

01-23-2010

Very different...a bit bizarre even...like it very much

79VETTE commented on THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED

01-13-2010

I do have a off kilter sense of humor. Thank you for the commit. I am humbled. Dave

Teardrops commented on THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED

01-12-2010

I truly love the way you write it life in a different point of view thanks for the read

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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