Houghton

the frosted windows where covered with plastic
trapping the tiny spiders trying to get in
a stark contrast to warm colored wood panels
wool braided rug stretched across cold floors
snow banks outside proud and tall as the house
seemed like mountains to all so long ago
getting up in the dark to prepare for school
and climbing down big bus as Collie greeted
with jumping dog hugs and kisses tumbling
into banks near our little house by the frozen lake.

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