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attic Living

Attic living 

The echo of wine is sadness, jokes told are
not funny and laughter is a bronchial cough. 
Mirth gone when Sunday is despondent,
an autumnal leaf that drags itself along
a clammy asphalt road. 
Wrinkled faces framed by nylon shawls,
 hesitate by church steps as wanting to hear 
more words of everlasting love;
before going home to empty rooms and 
dripping kitchen taps. 
October drizzle on Sunday´s best, bat wings 
open up and the murmur of the future less 
is a dying repeat; as the padre smokes 
a cigar in the vestry, wine has lost its glow. 

Copyright © jan oskar hansen

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  1. Date: 4/21/2013 8:49:00 AM
    Dear Jan - Got the tears flowing on a beautiful Sunday here. Another lovely descriptive: "laughter is a bronchial cough." The grave seem not so bad with this hint waiting in the wings. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/21/2013 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you dear