Selections from Barrow Street

"Built to Last," by Paul Lojeski


In the house is blindness, like before, like always.
There is no exit: the walls of the house are thick
beyond measure, for servants build new ones daily.


In the house is belief in the house, love of the
house, worship of the house, like before, like always.
On occasion the house is redesigned: it changes


color and shape, using a new voice to encourage
different building techniques. Then more walls are
constructed, like before, like always.