Nineteen houses


empty except

for its contents


next door to a

disused mineshaft

entire building

just above ground


huge inside and

a brown cupboard


between its rooms

a corridor


first the door then

the second door


a house with its

own belongings


crowded garden

watchful rabbits                


no windows in

the tiny house



too many rooms


time measured in

sudden houses


exotic bins

under the stairs


motionless house

sky overhead


red gravel path

behind the fence


surround a house



ducks opposite



house all at once


from the window

a tree, a hill


by Iain Matheson