Build your house next to a tall tree
build your house
along the axis of its afternoon shade
and the morning sun.
Build a porch
around your house a wide porch
and distance to your door.
Build a porch to stand on where you’ll watch
light climbing the tree trunk and the moon
snagging itself in the branches.
"Build Your House" by Grace Hughes Chappell. Published online at this link. © Grace Hughes Chappell.
Image credit: "Amber Moon," giclée print, by Fizzstudio (originally color).