I lived in a house with too many rooms.
I knew that when I lived there.
Although I moved long ago, I still visit.
Each time, I’m surprised by the changes.
Why were they necessary? Who made them?
Last week, I discovered new windows on the back wall,
time before that, a new room.
I think the real estate man is right—
You shouldn’t visit so often.
It’s not yours anymore, he says.

Ronald Geigle is an East Coast writer and poet. His writing has been published in The New Mexico Review and The Plum Tree Tavern literary journal. He is the author of The Woods, a novel set in the Pacific Northwest during the waning years of the Great Depression.