to make it habitable

it was quite an enterprise

a truck arrived
filled with flat packs
deposited
one atop the other

he worked at a furious pace
unpacking
checking contents
assembling

he was adept
for in a short time
the cellar was assembled
and inserted

a floor

the kitchen
living
lounge
dining
den
bedroom bedroom bedroom
bath and shower
smallest room
hallway
front door
back
stairs down
stairs up

the attic

the roof

unpacked and assembled
complete

but
lacking something

some element

it was found
of course
in the last pack
a much smaller container
able to be carried
by the man
unaided

he moved systematically
into and out of every room

in each he paused
set down the container
opened it and removed
a small quantity
of a delicate
something

he wandered the room
nooks
corners
and deposited a sprinkle
of fine substance
in each

then returned
gathered his container
and moved on to the next room

spending more time
in the cellar
more time
in the attic

when he was done
the container
was empty
the house
was filled

the memories
and familiarities
of a lived life
in place
to welcome a new owner
home


© Frank Prem, 2016

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