Purlins prompt inclusion
beyond the shutters,
past tricycles and laundry,
clapboard and snow.

Refuge stretches to the eaves,
an apron’s wings,

spanning the compass
with a fortunate door.
North, cued by south,
an indiscriminate stile

beside the pickets
of accented hues
regaling in azaleas,
dogwood and rose.

Names collect in
the drifts of voices
piling against the road.


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