Thursday, March 10, 2016

house

          how many houses are there that you might commit your life to?

one, the house erected upon high footings

two, the house of flesh

three, the house which slips its hands down into earth and earth who slips her hands 
           up into house like moisture into wood

four, the house of the mirror

five, the house of what it is that lies beneath wing beats

six, the house of word

seven, the house of silence

eight, the house of the never-proven gods whose threshold you cross by separating 
           jeweled beads of light