If your house
    got into a fight
    with all the other houses on the block
    would it win?

    Does it have the character?
    Does it have the heart?
    When we are all asleep
    and the buildings get together
    and share stories
    about us living inside them.

    Does your house use a funny voice
    to mimic the way you talk to your dog?

    Does your house ever worry
    that you are going to leave it
    for some bigger better place
    closer to the ocean
    with a kitchen you can eat in
    and floors that look old but aren’t?

    Would you tell it you were going
    or just up and disappear one day?

    Pay some men
    to gut it
    and stow its innards in a truck
    leave its closets full of dry cleaning hangers
    and pennies
    you couldn’t vacuum out of the carpet corners.

    From the deliciously talented Dallas Clayton, the perfect reminder that houses have feelings too…