06 June 2012

Good Night, House

Good night, patio
Good night, chairs
Good night, laundry drying
out in cool night air

Good night, barking dogs
Good night, yowling cats
Good night, swooping thing
that I think is a bat

Good night, little kitchen
all crusty with use
Good night, moldy bathroom;
you've seen much abuse

Good night, peeling paint
and good night, crumbling wall
Good night, all the knick-knacks
still lining the hall

Good night, plastic Jesus
asleep in a drawer
Good night, framed old placemat,
whatever you're for

Good night, tiny washer
Good night, clogged-up shower
Good night, Gilmore Girls on TV at all hours

Good night, green-roofed school
living across the street
Good night, all you neighbors
I never did meet

Good night, open fields
just dripping with stars
Good night, walking path
Good night, window bars

Good night, pokey mattress
Good night, dirty floors
Good night, quiet pueblo
Good night, creaking door

Good night to the past year
teeming with memoranda,
Good night, little house
here on Calle La Manda



3 comments:

Addie Zierman said...

Love, love, love this. And not just because my kids are obsessed with this book. :)

Carra said...

You need a "Like" button on your blog. :)

sharbear said...

Thank you, friends! And Carra...I'll see what I can do. :)