hinges don’t mean
a thing until
they break
and let the
closet door swing
let the
front gate droop
warning visitors
of the disrepair
then the barn door
falls open
freeing the horse
to run about crazy
in the yard
so you go to
the Jeep for
a halter
and just then
the hatch fails
down striking
you on the head
you of where
you are
falling apart