Beth Spencer

Leaving this house

Leaving
is like breaking something

not a single crash smash on the floor
but a long drawn out rugged
exhausting
tearing asunder

God is in the details
as I pick them apart

The fine bones
The hush

I remember that first time
     unbidden
I heard it,
as I was outside walking
with my cup of tea
      singing
‘I love my house and garden’
(a frequent refrain)
and there it was

      and it loves you

And I felt the pulse of it all,
strong and steady.

© Beth Spencer

[From Vagabondage, UWA Publishing, 2014]

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