Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kitchen Porch Repairs

[Norma photo]

Replacing purlins, posts,
Where rot appears most,
One climbs onto a house's
Heart from here with tools
And tapes, embraced
Finally by weathered bones
Where the world chews.
One reviews foxing soffits,
Neglect and all distraction
From its purpose --
To protect, to protect
Where life goes.
It holds onto one until
The job is done.


  1. Great! Glad that's done. Now, would you mind doing a similar job for me?

  2. Sorry, Not done! Damned insurance co. decided to do an inspection after leaving me in peace for 30 years. This is threatening to become a way of life.


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