The Key

Putting My Feet In The Dirt Prompt # 7 Alleviating The Ache

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A promise for a kiss

a kiss for a promise

a heart for a soul

I  will not surrender the key for the lock

to the only door out

of my dark and empty house.


The garden out back is over grown and wild

the flowers, the birds and the trees all died

the cats stroll through looking for snacks

and there’s a hive in the apple tree

it’s a tomb for the  bees

that dream in death about warm,  sweet Spring days.


There’s a swing

on the porch

that rocks on it’s own

and there is music  haunting the living room

in the dark and empty house

that used to be my home.


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