Rain let itself in Through the window. Emerald moss rugs grew. Braggarts smash the slates, Windows and tore out the Milky way marble. Capsular mushrooms Bulged with spores, on dirt carpeted floors. Wood rotted bricks crumbled and stones ached. Sun peered in through The oaken ribcage The chandelier grew green and became a surrogate To goldfinches A stack of newspapers Gathered woodlice and Poison ivy hugged the legs of The south facing windows Like a lover Scorned. The doors fell off In rebellion as the burdened porch broke with old age.
But the house knew love And returned to the earth smiling