Ex-house

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 I am exploring architecture
I am figuring intent
I am tracing dry façades
I am pouring wet cement
I am staring out a window
I am wandering through rooms
I am laughing at my shadows
I am massing out my gloom
I am glazing walls and door frames
I am measuring the ground
I am thinking of a sonnet
I am sobbing in its sound
I am nailing floorboard planks
I am breathing in their glow
I am begging for you barefoot
I am planing what I owe
I am dancing in the kitchen
I am drinking down my lust
I am excavating stone tears
I am sweeping out my dust
I am carving to see daylight
I am scaling for today
I am exploring architecture
I am building out, a/way  

© Renée M. Sgroi, 2018

Originally published in The Banister, Niagara Poetry Anthology, vol. 33 (2018), “Ex-house” won an honourable mention in The Open Heart Anthology 13 contest (2019) published by Beret Days Press.