the house I built

Our whispers have grown silent

still your eyes beg me to save you

from your cage of tedium,

kept secrets,   mundane tables,

and  dormant fireplace. 

We are caught in the stalled sundown

between the border of light and dark

and in my heart, I know yours is tired.

Take this house I built for us,

its rooms once pure and white.

I want you to have it,  a fortress of

desire and  dreams in vivid hues

where I no longer visit.  

 I am the arc of a cougars back

in search of something wild

that goes straight to my head.

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Big Cat Rescue  –  Cougar Mountain Lion


77 thoughts on “the house I built

  1. Extremely powerful and so beautifully written, Holly! It’s wonderful how your poems always create this unique and absolutely specific atmosphere needed exactly for this certain poem and its content. Your are an absolute master of conveying feelings to your reader. You don’t simply write, you always paint with your words. And I love your ideas of transposition! The cage of tedium or the arc of the cougars back – examples taken of today’s poem. Perfect! Congratulations!

    Warm regards – Michèle

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  2. 😃 The gift of a poem
    The words to encourage
    The presentation of a house
    With full of love
    Though wild to have not cared
    It is it’s nature what can it do
    Compassion one day it also shall understand
    Then there shall be a true union of a beast and human

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