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FEBRUARY  2011
 



Painting The House Across the Street

 It could have been a painful tangerine
 Or a storm drain grayish blue-green,
 The rush to envision, to paint a future,
 Misty optimistic persevering dwelling
 With a hue of pride and coming danger,
 Intersecting dark with a darker view.

 The purpose of our spaces wanders
 Into the present dragging a broken toy.
 What do you want said of your digs to 
 Eager buyers fifty years hence, a big
 New fence, the future sewed up, or the
 Sci-fi drama with hovercraft overhead?

 The house across the street is legend
 Enough, heroic in scope, neurotic to any
 Who enter, remembering what flickers
 Stood the test, and little else mentioned
 Of a life, devoted friend, game-over glee,
 Raffle winning smiles, timeless in the end.

 Yes, I painted houses across the street
 The same as I cherished my own house,
 Made models of it, blown up with fourth 
 O' July fun, painted every board and brick,
 Same as the slick painting you gave back
 Later because the colors were too garish.

 But that was every house, a mighty house,
 A dream with rooms, compartments of 
 Freight and fritter, both frazzle frame and
 Frigidaire, cool beyond its lease of years, 
 A hand painted lesson, undersigned with
 My usual hand, true to the same design. 

 

jw paint by numbers  Jimmy Warner, 2011

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