The foundation cracked about twenty years ago
you poured in some dead rabbits and kept building
a roof over your head because Maslow said to;
and other things, important:
Insulation against the extremes and
windows for looking out.
You laid a floating floor over the cracked base
you have done a good job of covering that up
it is not perfect but it is level as your gaze.
Sometimes it creaks a bit, maybe, or maybe
only you hear that.
Some years ago you put in a door,
decided people could visit,
held some dance parties
broken glass and everybody
has a good time
But sometimes you think about that foundation
--step on a crack, break your mother's--
and you think about danger,
what if it all crashes down,
what if it folds in over you and anyone
with you when it happens.
Is there insurance to cover your contingencies
is there a way to repair damage
without tearing it all down
is there a point, in short, to sitting here,
after dark, listening to the creak that
maybe only you hear, after all.