Wise Tales

Old women

see through the brown paper

the tightly wound string holds together

around that neat little parcel

left on the doorstep

 

revealing their past…in your present

 

words given in quiet generosity

unwrap packaged scenarios

melting

carefully erected barriers

everything

escapes from within the walls

of a house standing silent

 

smiles of relief

linger

between the back fences

as we peg up the laundry

on the front lines

For dverse poets BORDERS

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5 thoughts on “Wise Tales

  1. I like especially everything
    escapes from within the walls
    of a house standing silent

    (in spite of careful barriers), and the picture the final stanza shows me

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