Always Before Dawn

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I love abandoned houses.

I love the stories

I imagine they tell.

The crinkled

black and white

photographs

of people smiling mischievously

as if they had an incredible secret

about to be spilled.

I love the rusted

cast iron skillet

mother’s pride

where eggs and bacon

sizzled 

always before dawn.

The worn out

easy chair

that belonged to father

who smoked a pipe

and told his children 

wise and wonderful things.

The very walls that heard

every single tear

drop

a thousand times.

I love the stories

it can never tell

because I can wonder

and imagine

a far better one.


                            (photo by Elias Schupmann on Unsplash)

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