More Beginning

for B & J  —on a photo
.
BJs Foundation
 .
for me, long-time carpenter,
there’s something about
the top of a fresh foundation
that sloughs doubt
sills next, more beginning:
girders and joists cut and set
to certain precision
smell of sawn spruce
dry dust lifted, loosened
by work boots,
tug and heft
I see the whole thing
sills to ridge
building in thin air
windowed
doored
floored
builders grinning
what’s next?

more beginning
.

by Jim Culleny
5/3/13

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