Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Old Adobe Building

© 2009 Photo by Sue Miller

I think I stepped
through this door once
over thirty years ago;
a friend's parents owned
this Old Mesilla building
catty corner across
from the old Post Office.

How silent it stands
leaning and weathered,
huge cracks between
each mud brick,
large rough gaps
around the small window
secured by bars and grate,
and rat holes
by this shabby wooden door.

I wonder if spirits
of locals and tourists
from those bygone days
still wander inside
shopping for trendy items;
and what about
years before,
what they wore
in the 40s, 50s and 60s.

Mesilla Tree #1

© 2009 Photo by Sue Miller
worn and hungry

like the cracked,
aged, sandy
mud-brick building
behind you

as the yard
around you,
I see
a wise old wizard
with electrified hair
under that stiff,
pleated, tattered robe
parched bark,
as wiggling snakes,
or welded twigs
that climb like weeds

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

© 2009 Photo by Sue Miller