Sunday, December 07, 2014

edit: this photo reminded me of a story we had to read in college
it was called "the yellow wallpaper" or something and
the narrator basically went insane because of the wallpaper and loneliness.


The Not Yellow Wallpaper
these walls are covered
not with yellow wallpaper
this paper does not set
my skin to crawling
i may look a bit insane
but how can i help it
being trapped
with that yellow paper
for oh so long

these walls
this paper
this carpet
this hallway
they are not vomit yellow
they do not evoke
disturbing memories of
the dry and faded
old and tattered
yellow wallpaper

this paper here
takes me another time
another place

my nannas home
so full of flowers always
flowers in the garden
flowers line the path
flowers on the porch and
flowers on the doorstep
flower in the foyer
flowers on the sill
flowers on the window
flowers just outside the window
flowers in a pot or
flowers in a vase
knitted flowers on the wall
flowers in a painting
flowers on a book
flowers all over the tablecloth
flowers on the placemats
flowers on the carpet
flowers on the rugs
flowers on the bedside
flowers on the mattress
flowers on her pillowcases
flowers on the coverlet
flowers on the bedsheets
flowers on her nightdress
flowers on mine
flowers on her clothes
flowers in her thinning hair
flowers in my child hair
flowers in her hands
flowers at her feet
flowers surrounding her
flowers on the casket
flowers beside
flower wreaths
flower meadows
flower rain
flowers
flowers

i may look a little crazy
but i just miss my flower nanna

4 comments:

Björn Rudberg said...

Flowers can pull you back into those memories.. Hmm

Berowne said...

Very pleasant thoughts on flowers.

Wayne said...

Well done...thanks for sharing

Karen S. said...

Nicely done, now if only those walls could talk!