They emulate the look of elsewhere,
unique attempts at stating beauty
and grace in the form of a front lawn,
Sheets and reflective surfaces:
all those glittering bits of glass,
replication of sparkling stucco.
Their wood reminds of wood before
its felling. Of a plain persistence.
Of a strong second coming.
How can I fit?
How can I live?
What can I afford?
Like how William Shatner
must feel as a Shakespearean actor,
like the Betty White of house design.
What is the sum of 9 and 5:
It's your turn! Move into the poem. Renovate it. Knock down its walls. Put your spin on it. Make it your own.