Beanery Online Literary Magazine

June 5, 2009

Desolate Air

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

DESOLATE AIR

Erin York

 

The smell of yellow roses and stale seaweed ache,

Potent in the beach cabin

 

Pots and pans catch rain

From the caved-in roof

Shingles, half-buried in wet sand, leak,

Their color smearing the ground.

 

Rivulets of water

Splash up from under

Broken boards, reach out to touch the ocean

 

Faded sunlight blushes

Through soiled, spider-webbed windows

 

The stench of sweet decay

Hangs over the moth-eaten furniture

Like the rain clouds

 

Creeping veins and blooming flowers offer

Stark hues against white paint,

Roots chipping away rotted wood

This is No Man’s Land.

 

Made of deep sea trenches

 ADDITIONAL READING:

CURLS AT TWELVE YEARS OLD

JOAN’S VICTORY RIDE

TO FEEL SAFE

MAGIC SHADOW-SHOW

SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL

A SONNET IS A POEM?

“DATING WHEN FIFTY-SOME:” A Guy’s Version

A Cry For Goodness

HAIR UNAWARE

Bookshelves of Conscious

A FAT CAT AND A SAD DAD

EMILY AND MR. SPIDER

Moose, Goose, Deer

Two Haikus: A Summer Day & Night Sky

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www.westmorelandphotographers.ning.com

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