My Air BnB Host

Granny, scattered curls gray spilling at the door
That welcome, let-me-show-you-to-your-room look
Do you need another blanket? Something more? Sleep well then
Lady of the house

Warrior, armed priestess charging with a cause
Steeling aim, one strike swipes insects buzz midair
Inspects intruder pinched within her claws. Sleep well then
Lady of the house

Mountains, purple silhouette against a broken dream
Canvass colors stroked with heavy handed heart
Oils, brushes in half baked easel scene. Sleep well then
Lady of the house

St. Pauli Girls stand chilled, ready for a dance
Dead soldiers await cremate recycle across the countertop
Clink, clink when cubes are dropped against a glass. Sleep well then
Lady of the house

Matriarch, portraits in a parent’s proud display
Two sons, two daughters cheese years of Christmas pose
Yet alone you are in double wide with a cat. Sleep well then
Lady of the house

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The Day 6 NaPoWriMo challenge is to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view. The most famous poem of this type is probably Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”. You don’t need to have thirteen ways of looking at something – just a few will do!

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