Sunday, June 28, 2009

vacant house 

vacant house 
sits alone 
occupants gone years prior. 

voices echo 
only in fading memories 
of lives long departed. 

hearts of souls remaining 
to reflect 
serve only to 
sweep away 
traces of lifedreams 
collected as dust 
upon the 

Poem © 2006 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo © 2009 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo of abandoned house in Lincoln, NY  taken June 28, 2009  by R. Baker.
Poem from chapbook titled "Slipping Quietly", 2006.

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