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1:13 in the Afternoon by Gerry Fabian

Within the soul

of an abandoned farmhouse

somewhere in the middle

of lost and forgotten

and about to be reclaimed.

Shattered doors

and skeleton key locks

broken rope

window sashes.

Sagging fireplace mantle


uneven random plank floors

and evolving moss coatings.

This was never

my always home

until now.

Gerry Fabian is a retired English instructor. He has been publishing poetry since 1972 in various poetry magazines. He is the editor of Raw Dog Press. His novels, Memphis Masquerade, Getting Lucky (The Story), and Seventh Sense, are available at Smashwords and all other ebook publishers. His first book of published poems, Parallels is available as an ebook and as a paperback at all major bookstores and on Amazon. His second book of published poems, Coming Out Of The Atlantic is slated for publication in 2019. His webiste is

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