"Ode to My Basement
"upon looking into my basement window
Dark, damp, dirty basement.
Paint cans carefully littered about you.
The window painted by cobweb
Leaves decades old sleep lazily on your floor
Basement of my childhood
, you scared me.
lurked about you.
You bore a litter of kittens once.
I kept one for a while and named it something silly.
Look at you now; old, smelly basement.
You are on bottom and no one likes you.
Your tears make the house smell.
Your water heater's broken again.
Simple basement in your ugliness
I see beauty
No basement but you could ever suit me.