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Home Sweet Home Again

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Deconstructing Home Part II | Kathryn A. Cullen

I don’t think a house forgets
long after it’s gone
death by cremation or flood
Long before it’s leaving
it takes the space where people moved
and hallows the ground its
founded on, claims the spans
as a shrine for forgiving

Here is the faint tint of lavender walled
there where the hearth burned
brighter yesterday, there against an
imagined pane, the flicker of a hand
Here under the maple bough
a Poe-like heart, tell-tale
in its staying power for once
a house goes, the elements of what was
congress and build another