Sunday, May 27, 2012

MAGPIE...Prompt #119

                                               HOUSE AT DUSK/ 1935/ Edward Hopper

THANKS TO TESS at Magpie Tales....


Shades are pulled up
to welcome the night.
Birds flutter
against the glass,
but halt,
seeing a cage
I prepared long ago.

Telltale hearts
are beating next door,
dancers in the dusk
inhale each others breath,
ice cubes melt in amber,
other callers
with hungry voices
plead, "Do it again".

Put the money on the dresser, hon.
See you next month.
By the way,
how are your kids?
Time flies.

Copyright/ all rights reserved/ 2012


Brian Miller said...

interesting...i dunno whether to think her a madam...or just the super that lives vicariously through their walls...

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Neighbors in an average building, maybe watching...thanks...

Kathe W. said...

yowh- cold hearted

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific - absolutely.

Little Nell said...

The joys of communal living; so difficult to avoid knowing everyone else’s business. A vivid description.

Cathy said...

I like the minimalistic style, yet it says everything that needs to be said.

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.
I really take to your comment...thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
So happy that you think so...many thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Little Nell-
Yes, even if we don't want to eavesdrop! Thank you..

Lyn said...

Hi Cathy-
I love to keep paring things down to some sort of essense..thank you so much!

Silent Otto said...

We all have needs and bills to pay ! , thanks Lyn

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
And a little song, a little dance, for sure..thanks so much!!

Berowne said...

Interesting story-telling; thanks.

Helen said...

Oh my ~ I never thought about 'going there!' Nice.

Tess Kincaid said...

A wonderful Hitchcock "Rear Window" feel here Lyn...very nice...

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
I sort of enjoyed finding this one..Thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
It's Hopper, does that to me, just brings it all to a certain life...thank you..

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Hitchcock? Always ready for another viewing! Thanks so much!

Carrie Van Horn said...

You have me captivated Lyn....wonderful writing!!!

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
Thanks so much for your lovely comment.


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