Saw this building on a trip that passed through New Orleans. It caught my eye, and I had to take a picture.

No idea what this was, other than pretty. New Orleans, LA.

No idea what this was, other than pretty. New Orleans, LA.


Lipstick red cinderblock

dazzling smile of

white trim

wrought iron lashes

framing soul-windows

Hemmed in by brick shoulders

of taller

unpainted big sisters

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

7 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    Great image, and even better poem! Nice work, Caitlin!

  2. Hi Caitlin, Love the poem. You really captured the essence of the building and tree. Good use of evocative language and enjambment.

  3. Letizia says:

    Lipstick – what a clever idea to make that connection 🙂

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