Hideaway Hill’s Folly


Sometimes it’s not the house or building that’s the folly. Sometimes it is what  inside of it that is-

Blue Room – Linden Frederick


My house

had  bright green trim

and the gutters always leaked.


There was an apple tree in the front yard

and cherry trees in the back yard and a holly tree

at the bottom of the yard with my initials carved into the trunk.


My house fit into our street

much better then I  ever did

there was nothing about me that was like anyone else

I was built wrong, colored wrong, I was damaged and worn and chipped

and when I moved away, I’m sure my house was very relived.


I think it  feels like a real home now but I’ll bet the gutters still leak.

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