Finally, at Home

So simple one fact, one vision,

so close, clear, and plain one statement.

Our house we built five years ago,

since our marriage, plus two sons by now,

can you imagine that just today, I feel at home,

as  at my father’s and grandfather’s?

I saw, climbing by the walls – a gecko!

This little lizard, for long my ancestors’ friend,

familiar to old houses, mosquitos and gnats’

hawk-eyed predator.

I’m happy to afford dwelling to one more,

half-forgotten an acquaintance.

By now, being the sole animal in this house,

it is a deputy of our Lord’s fifth Creation Day,

prior to all of us, who are of the sixth one.

Published in the February 2015 issue of The Lake.

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