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madeline’s garden of ashes

05.28.12 Posted in words to linger on by

Kate LaDew is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in studio art. She resides in Graham NC with her cat, Charlie Chaplin. She is currently working on her first novel.

madeline’s garden of ashes
By Kate LaDew

tumbled into the backyard barbecue,
  pink people rushed into green tiled kitchens
    the green grass was gray, the green trees were gray,
      the green house and the green trim and the green roof
     were gray and gray and gray
        the gray fence flowed down and around the green world
          until the pink people shut their gray shutters and clenched their pink hands

      (madeline fell asleep in the ashes,
        woke up with dust on her lashes)

  smiled gray teeth at the pink people inside the green world      

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