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Blue Green House

Magpie has posted her 52nd photo prompt. She’s been going for a year now. Happy Anniversary Magpie!

Blue Green House

Today
our house has a few more shades of blue
than usual.

So I’ll cross the street.
Away.

I’ll sit
out of sight,
from windows or doors,
and press the tree-bark’s
familiar trails and patterns
into my skin.

I stiffen
at the sound of
of a door knob,

I am statuesque against my tree.

My name echoes in the street.

I won’t come back
till the blue fades away.

~Laura Archibald
February 2011

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Part of Free-Write February and the Magpie Tales.

Free-write question:  How did you handle unhappy days as a kid?


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