Poemdog

Dogs 2018

STUBBORN STRUCTURE
(10/18/18)

this
old house
has a hard time
letting go

in the spring
when temperatures
begin to reach
the 80s

the 90s

the rooms
stay
in the 60 to 70
degree range
for weeks

no AC
needed

in the fall
when the 40s

the 30s
cool
the outside

inside
it's still
comfortable
without any
added heat

eventually
the seasons
overrun
the ambient
conditions

gas

electric
assistance
must be used
to maintain
livability

the house
holds onto
other things
as well

people
lived here

died here

the rooms
remember
their presence

as if
they had
never
left

mysterious
movements

surreptitious
shadows

unsubstantiated
sounds

sooner
or later
the missing

the dead
will overtake
my environment
as well

for now
they only affect
my light
bill