“Perfect House” by Tricia Marcella Cimera


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Tricia Marcella Cimera is a Midwestern poet with a worldview. Look for her work in these diverse places (some forthcoming): Anti-Heroin Chic, Buddhist Poetry Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Foliate Oak, Failed Haiku, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Mad Swirl, Silver Birch Press, Wild Plum and elsewhere.  She has a micro collection of water-themed poems called THE SEA AND A RIVER on the Origami Poems Project website.  Tricia believes there’s no place like her own backyard and has traveled the world (including Graceland).  She lives with her husband and family of animals in Illinois / in a town called St. Charles / by a river named Fox.


Perfect House

by Tricia Marcella Cimera


It’s the perfect house —

White with green trim,

a blue door, pretty flowers.

It is — Kept up.

Each time I go by, the door is — Shut.

That’s good.

I don’t want to see the inside.

The dark, the clutter, the utter — Mess.

I don’t want to see who lives within.

Someone like — Me.

Door shut.             Kept up.



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