BEDROOM ROULETTE

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BEDROOM ROULETTE

Peering through old glass

into empty space and silence.

I used to love that accumulation

of lurid heirloom furniture;

Spain's history casting shadows

on a family by their open fire.

 

There was always shelter here

no matter how late the flight arrived

and with luck you could escape

the bugs - a kind of bedroom roulette.

Creaking passages snaked everywhere,

a spiral to a broken tower.

 

Well off the online radar

but modernity still caught them up

while health and safety took them down.

The Japanese, they like things clean;

voracious insect life endured

spilling blood one time too many.

 

 

For the atmospheric Pension Malda Barcelona R.I.P.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

◄ A NORTHERN WOMAN RECALLS HER YOUTH

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