Thursday, December 15, 2011

People Haunt Homes

Sweeping, vacuuming and spraying. Scooping used needles and scrubbing vomit. Ripping up the red-stained carpet to lay down hardwood. Rolling paint over the graffiti and gang signs. Paying thousands for a new roof so rain won’t dribble inside anymore. Gingerly picking out splinters of glass, setting in new windows before the exterminators arrive. It’ll need to be airtight before it’s bug-free, and bug-free before it’s occupied, and occupied well if it’s ever going to be a home.


  1. Awww, that was really nice, John. So nice, I read it twice.

  2. I wonder if any traces will remain to surprise the new inhabitants!

  3. Ah yes, putting one's own mark on it, making it just right. Really nice piece John.


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