Abrupt Disappearance

Written for:  Go Dog Go Cafe - Tuesday Writing Prompt
(posted by Devereaux and Beth)

"Write a poem about an empty house.  Use the words, 'brisk'
and 'solo'"

Solo, lost in billows
of white snow, he knows
he cannot walk much
further.  A house appears,
dear to his sight.  The door
has blown open by a brisk
wind.  Silence surrounds
him as he tentatively enters,
calling out.  No one is about.
Windows are in tact.  In fact, 
there are four place settings
at the kitchen table.  Coffee
pot is still warm.  In the cozy
living room, embers glow
in the fireplace.  Where can 
these people have gone
in this blizzard?


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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5 Responses to Abrupt Disappearance

  1. Nice! I like the mystery of it.


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