PROMPTUARIUM Prompt: I Remember
Alfreda’s house around the corner from where I lived
it was full of dusty people
and unmade beds
trapped in dirty windows
that looked out over a field
where a scarecrow had a blanket covered with
Chrysanthemums and the white Carnations
draped over it’s head.
The scarecrow in Alfreda’s field
waited for the birds to come back
but they never did.
It was a shame because
that scarecrow was very
hungry and the days in that field
but the night always did and sometimes
I thought I saw the Scarecrow turn it’s head towards the house
and sometimes I thought I heard
all of the doors in Alfreda’s house
slam shut with rusty terrified screams.