This New House – Thursday 13th October 2022 (Aged 47)

This New House

this new house
has yet to find its feet
it’s windows for nearly ninety years
have stared out onto the street
when we are alone,
i tell this new house
that i will endeavour to make it a home
and we have made sure,
that we have given this house our hope
a fireplace,
a stove with new smoke
this new house
it will be ours
it will be life, our future hours
it will be future days,
and we will live it in a variety of ways
this new house
has sat still and quiet for so long
from those who started out
to those who are now gone
and when we are alone,
i make sure i tell this house
that will make sure it becomes a loving home

James Garratt – Thursday 13th October 2022

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