The engineer bolts the steel plates
into the sill beams reinforcing
a corner rotting from rainwater
without gutters and drainpipes.
An old house neglected for too long
"Yeah, since Higgs died in1933,"
growls the madone dirty and wet
working with Bill..RehaBillitation,
this infrastructure attending to.
That tuesday morning 830 shock
that put all doors on lock
with a permanent mental block.