Not failed attempts at beauty or grace.
Unique answers to specific questions.
What stories will be written upon these walls?
How does one pay off mortgage before the bank calls?
When will this home feel like a home?
How will I fix the leaky pipes in the basement?
What will I make of this house?
What will this home make of me? What stories have already been written upon these walls?
What stories have been forgotten and wiped from these walls?
Grace of a front lawn, stucco sophisticate. There is only one here. One house, one family.
Sheet shocks sense into reflection.
Wood sliced into beam better becomes the forest.
There are twenty here.
Twenty houses, twenty stories.
Can't see beyond the roofs.
Can't remember the stories.
What is the sum of 8 and 11:
It's your turn! Move into the poem. Renovate it. Knock down its walls. Put your spin on it. Make it your own.