skeleton s

This house is
painted with blackness
until it
form, kills all architecture–
it lives deep below

what cannot
be seen what hides be-
neath skin what
holds nothing–
this house is not afraid–
it contains no heart

When it breathes
in, it drains out—it
knows all of
those sorrows
without names—it stands until
it falls down inside

what follows
you around—what can’t
be placed in
any land-
scape—what remains unmoved where
you least expect it

For Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.

skeleton close up s



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22 responses to “skeleton”

  1. Sue Vincent says :

    I know people like that…

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  2. thelonelyauthorblog says :

    Perfectly expressed. it was wonderful to read your clever use of language.

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  3. robertawrites235681907 says :

    This is a brilliant use of the prompt, Kerfe.

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  4. Jill Kuhn says :

    I love your collage! I like making collages like this one too. Your poem feels sad to me but it fits your subject matter. 💗

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Jill. I felt a darkness in the house, but I enjoyed cutting up the architecture and rearranging it.

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      • Jill Kuhn says :

        One of my collage class assignments this year was to create houses by taking photos of our homes like the heat vent or blinds, stuff you wouldn’t recognize… in black and white and then make a collage. I really would like to explore this idea further!


  5. merrildsmith says :

    People and houses can both be like this.
    Now I’m thinking of Hill House. 🙂 Your collages is very clever–great take on the prompt.

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  6. Sharon Mann says :

    We follow ourselves wherever we go. Brilliant collage.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Looks like a mysterious house, Marta and your poem was deep and enjoyed reading the words.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jane Dougherty says :

    It sounds as though you don’t like half-timbered much. Houses that old are bound to have blackness inside. Sometimes, as with people, the blackness overwhelms the light.

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