Riddle — A Dream


“Riddle” — C.Birde, 5/20


A riddle –

lacking keyhole,

handle, or


An omen –

a stone rolled

‘cross a


a door of gray boards,

sunk in the hill’s

chalk white face

and tucked beneath

a green garland of


Exit and entry,



Invitation in jest,

deep-set in the hill’s

soft ivied side,

behind peeling gray

boards that board up,

hide, and hoard

mysteries denied —

a riddle.



— C.Birde, 5/20


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