Freitag, 19. Juni 2015

In an instant...

It’s an old white house, with boards on the windows.
This cannot be, you think, but there it is, even to
the secret way inside, by the back stairs.

Hello, you say, is anybody here? hoping someone answers,
but already knowing there’s only you, in that long hall with its invitation of doors.

You walk slowly, pushing through the slow breathing silence,
until you stand before the last door.

You press against it & it sticks & for an instant you
think Oh well, I tried & then suddenly, it opens & there’s
a familiar smell, maybe lavender, or old newspaper. There’s
a photograph with faded ink that says With love always,
exactly like every other time you dreamed this all the days of your life.

I can’t say for sure what it’ll be. It’s different for everyone.

But, in an instant, who you were burns to ash & all
that remains is an unbound pillar of flame.

Later, you slowly remember there are things called words,
though they never mean what they did before you open that door
& return as a wild thing barely contained by your skin.

- storypeople -


  1. I love your collages. Takes a lot of thought doing this and these are great.

  2. It amazes me that you get so much beautiful work done in just a week... Lovely collages

  3. Great photos! I also really like how you weave your journaling onto your pages.

  4. Beautiful work, Happy PPF, Valerie

  5. Couldn't agree more with the other comments here. Such a lovely tapestry of mood, words, imagery. Happy PPF, Jessica.

  6. Such lovely, haunting, alluring spaces... and journal pages!

  7. lovely collages and your photos are so beautiful-I love old homes with colorful doors and windows.

  8. Love your story! I love old buildings too so this intrigues me.

  9. stunning post. makes me think - what is really me and what did i simply pick up by mistake . . It would be nice to find a secret room, with faded memories of who or what we really are = or could be, love & love, -g-

  10. Such unique presentations...I enjoyed my visit♪

  11. Oh I love how you took that photograph and made an incredible story!! I wanted to know more.. it was over too soon.
    lovely collages as always.

  12. I like how they all seem to tell a story. The last two in particular look like they have something they want to say, or a secret they're keeping from the viewer.

  13. Lovely photos and collages, great work!

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  14. Love these antique buildings! They are fabulous - and so are the collages! Happy PPF!

  15. Words and photos match wonderfully.

    Thank you for linking up at s~A(R)T~urday!


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