Because it squatted on a piece of landWhose cash price overtook and dwarfed its own,
Its owner couldn't stand to let it stand,But sold it to be stripped to vein and bone.
A mottled bathroom sink where hair was brushedUntil its drain grew maddeningly slow,
The toilet tank so difficult to flush,That closet floor on which the cat would go,
Are rubble now. Acerbic historiesThat ended in divorce, the hopeful past,
Sprawl with extracted nails and toppled trees,
Too little in the living room to last.