When to Call a House a Home
A Letter Poem, Responding to Nathan's Security
By day it poses as a subtle ranch
shuttered, mellow, a perfect child
tucked in a church pew.
You should read Nathan's poem. It's language is sparse, concise, not a word out of place. You will not want to move in, however.
I don't know what it is with "the house" as extended metpahor, but it has been making its wretched way into my poetry lately. And I love my little house. Good rule of thumb in poetry: always follow where the muse takes you. Don't ask questions.