Of Barns and Love

Rafters, curved

in a Gothic arch,

the upside down hull

of a lifeboat.

Plain, simple shapes:

silo, doorway, walls,

in the corner joints

wooden pegs, hand-hewn.

Built to last, to support,

to withstand:

fundamental values,

the quiet way

you take my hand at night.

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