Lilac House

by Mary King


someday maybe
i’ll buy me a house
and paint it lilac
the color of spring
and morning glories
will climb round the porch
and rainy days i’ll sit and watch
the world go by with all its cares
and no one will see
as i sit content
a cat on my lap
on the flowered porch
of my lilac house
and if, by chance, a passerby
should ask about my lilac house
please tell him that there’s no one there
no one at home
no one at all

Copyright © 2005 by Mary King

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