Stripped Bare

The elderly house clad in its
homeowner’s rough paint job
stood behind the huge old tree
in the centre of its luxuriant
front lawn hidden by
overgrown front gardens
tranquilly dozing through
its later ancient years
beside the old cracked driveway
sprouting weeds through its
many craggy ruptures.

In its lengthy back garden
flourishing trees and bushes
towered above surrounding
dwarfed suburban houses.

At last its elderly owner passed
away. New owners arrived.

Now the huge old tree has been
removed from the front lawn
a garage sits there instead.
The dilapidated front wall is
demolished, the front garden
levelled to the ground ……

…… completely deforested.
The jungle behind the house is
dug up by roaring machines
carted away in truckloads
over a week, the ancient
dug up carted away.

Stark stands the old house
on its stripped barren land.

Previously posted April 2018.

Stripped Bare

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