rec room roofpost and beam stylelike grandmother's housefull of gin and cigarette holders and tiny sandwichescalling for significanceafter grandfather's big sleephe read the paper, she cookedand the dog scratched kitchen sideboard cleannow the washer doesn't workleaking bubbles and dyeworking into shag carpetI've covered the spill madewhen spaghetti droppedcovertly hiding years ofrepressed stains. How tomake white shirt whiterwithout bleaching glitterand beating against stuccohe never told me how tochop wood for fireplace butthere isn't any left because neighbours wanted views of a sophisticated cityFound hunting rifle and kniveswhile cleaning out his work room threeyears after giving him to the earthI'll never kill a deer shoppingat Whole Foods and I'll never listento the forest, ears are too busywith sounds of street
What is the sum of 5 and 8:
It's your turn! Move into the poem. Renovate it. Knock down its walls. Put your spin on it. Make it your own.