I have the wrong house.
I have the wrong kind of family. The wrong relatives, ancestors.
I need an attic.
Not a dusty one only visited by an occasional squirrel. Empty but for hot wood smell and bits of old paper
I need a real attic ~with trunks and old costumes and mysterious sounds and a looking glass they keep covered – just in case.
And – most of all – diaries
of fascinating parties and people and happenings
of scandals
of inventions
of treasure
Where is the hidden masterpiece? Where is the priceless china?
I have seen antiques roadshow, (TWICE) I know how this is supposed to work.
Maybe its this set of old mismatched plates? I know it says IKEA…..but maybe that’s just to fool the less intrepid.
What about this old gas station map?
Under it maybe there are olde worlde directions for the gold,
with a curse
“here there be monsters….”
Wait! Was that a mysterious moaning? No, only a tree branch.
Where is the pendant at the bottom of the trunk under rustling crumbling satin? Rubies emeralds the size of pigeons eggs…
(Its always the size of pigeon eggs. that’s the rule.)
No letters? Not a one? No secret drawers? No clue scratched in wood? No passageways?
No bottle to be rubbed?
We need to move….




About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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2 Responses to Attics

  1. Jp Parsons says:

    Awesome!!! (grinning) I need an attic too….One day!! Or maybe a room at the top of my beach house- with a cozy place to snuzzle and watch the storms roll in….
    A great write!!!

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