Timbre

 
You build a life: plant a hedge
         or a fence, shore up the stonework
that runs around the house. Under all
         of this, what they call foundation
What is it that trembles the wood
         when trucks and buses run over 
the road? Before you wake 
         in the morning, before you fall
asleep: the sounds of your father 
         shuffling through rooms, testing
doors and windows, checking the locks.  



 

In response to Via Negativa: Handshook.

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