The door stood weathered now
Where once children ran in and out
Slammed and played.
Elegant Brodiaea - purple flowers of spring
Now adorned the forgotten egress
As if a fascinating bit of caution
Warning - these premises long abandoned!
Enter at your risk!
Nature's reclamation of a happier time,
A more beautiful place,
A distant memory.
Audrie is a writer and editor living in Illinois. She is a fan of all things horror and pop culture.