The House in the Mountain

I wonder what happens 
in the sprawling white house 
pushed into the mountain 
does it evolve 
like the seasons and the trees?

Even if it appears the same 
the memories must change 
emotions burned into the walls 
carpets holding broken dreams 
when the windows get washed 
do they still remember the stains?

How do the cows perceive 
this portion of paradise?
They seem to have bigger ears here.

There sure is a lot of landscape
to listen to
the putter of the stream 
dirt dancing in the rain 
settles to a coffee colored mud 
slowly tumbles down the grade.

Butterflies wander 
in a drunken pattern 
while hummingbirds hover 
suspended on invisible branches 
circling vultures 
look like they could touch the sun
as the clouds begin weeping 
because they must move on. 
Jason Brendel
Jason Brendel

Jason Brendel is an author, poet, and comedian living in Austin, Texas. Navigate the buttons below to follow him on social media, make a donation, or purchase his collection of laugh-out-loud poetry on Amazon.


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