Owl with blue eyes
Bowl of cigarette butts by the tub
Table with clawed feet
Covered by years
Of magazines and laundry
Pan overripe with smell
The sun shining on
Clock hands pointing at the ceiling
A front room with a blanket
Couch facing an old tv
Turn-of-the-century landscapes
Porch with stained carpet
Mold eating stairs to their center
A trunk with a carved latch
Albums in heavy drawers
A room full of rusting farmer’s hands
Forgotten in the dark
A hungry cat on the counter
Second guessing her olfactory
Your typed poetry manuscript
Soaked sheets
A watch with a broken clasp.

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