At Hemingway’s House

We tried to feel his once presence here,

but the life energy had been transformed.

The tour group took pictures without ghosts.

The staff set tables for a wedding.

I saw Kilimanjaro snow on his table.


Hemingway’s writing table in his Key West home.

He acquired the home in 1931 and lived and wrote there until he divorced Pauline in 1940. She got the home in the divorce and continued to live there and raise their two sons, Patrick & Gregory, in Key West. Hemingway took up residence in Cuba with his third wife, Martha Gellhorn, but continued to visit Key West during the 40’s and 50’s.


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