The Cobblestone Home.

There’s This
Beautiful
Structure
In my Neighborhood.

She
Is Constructed Of
Cobblestone.

She
Has Spanish Tiled
Scarlet
Crown.

Her casement has
Ruby Framing
Marble Ledge.

Her
Granite Column
Veranda

Her
Staircase
Curved
Like Ridges
On The Roof
Of Your Mouth.

She Within
Iron-Cast
Gate.

She
Is Magical
She
Is
Matriarch.

.

WAS.

.

Last night under full-blown-moonlight she lit the sky.

I first saw flames’ glow in a fucking concerto from warmth of window as I watched a whistling wind scatter leaf o’er the street below, its cold hands scrapping a tin-can over pavement of mind when first I saw flames’ glow…

…A misted rain fogged air.

As curiosity lured me, sirens echoed from building, ricocheting through city cavern in ghostly-rhythm and crept into my minds-drum as curiosity lured me outside…

…Dogs howled like Wolves.

A crowd began forming and fighting for view, excitement lighting their eyes, horror darkening the hue, as the street came alive while crowd began forming…

…A family huddled, contented in-collective.

They watched their home moan in its demise as hose and flame hissed and cried as smoke streamed like dry ice from a stage as they watched their home moan in its demise…

And As Smoldering Embers Slowly Expired And Their Livid Souls Ascended And Waned Into Darkness, As Hum Of Engine Faded Into City Cavern, As The Dissipating Crowd
Disappeared, As Silence Felled But For Tin Surfing Pavement Of Mind-Drum, That Beautiful Home Once Warm, Once Magical Once Alive With Love, Life, Now Stands Disfigured, Now Sits;

Alone

A Humbled
Hollowed
Ghoul.
A Burnt
Cold
Void.
An Abandoned
Empty
Shell.

The Cobblestone Home.

markgb

Niagara Falls, New York, United States

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