Friday, February 19, 2016

February 19

1 comment:

  1. Landslide

    Dad moved to Big Bear
    built an A frame
    with the top chopped off

    he built one before
    for Mom’s cousin

    he started building
    other houses in
    Big Bear

    he made short term loans
    then built the houses

    he bought a nice lot
    on the highway
    started buying supplies

    then the unthinkable

    the hill behind the lot
    came crashing down

    he had to sell Mom’s house
    move her to an apartment

    and being on the highway
    was a constant reminder
    of his failure

    I guess the good news
    was the landslide
    didn’t kill no one