For Sale

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A poem by Brother Bill Kelso

For Sale

Years pass before a spring becomes a tree.
The sprawling roots tap into the ground deep.
By then the ivy clings to the bricks.
The growth covered the wall and red turns green.
Echoes of children’s cries and laughter fill
the now empty rooms and hallways of the house.
The kitchen cabinets are desolate and deserted
A corner hole in the floorboard evidences a mouse,
but even that rodents is gone, and the family, too.
The wind blows between the cracks in the glass,
but not many of the windows need to be repaired.
The real estate agent says this house has real class.
Should I resurrect the dead and enter the tomb?
Can I somehow make this place come alive?
I get a feeling that no matter how many families
stay here, the house, itself, seems to survive.

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