Saturday, April 14, 2012

A-Z Challenge: M

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M is for Margaret

Margaret and Lou

They lived for forty years
in a big house
with paint peeling from the clapboards

They lived downstairs
in six rooms.
Just the two of them alone

in six rooms with
National Geographics from before
the second world war.

a statue of the virgin
five votive candles
and faded plastic geraniums

Once they cruised
coast to coast
in a brown Plymouth.

They came home
to six rooms
with Kodacrome slides

and souvenir spoons
from each stop
along the highway.

The sign out front says
house for sale.
As is. Bank owned. 

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