This bright wood he built with
only her in mind. It waited hitched
to a pair of horses for her to ride
shotgun beside him into the future
on their wedding night.
This bright wood -- carved and
and painted with gingerbread --
colors and details the dreams he
attempted while trying to persuade
her and the butterflies to remain.
This bright wood stays shaded
under a tree heavy with pears
close by the barren plans they made
together before she was laid
down in the ground alone.