Unexpected Attic Access
"I need to get into the attic"
the AC tech said matter of factly
"Not sure you can get there from here"
I said. As he darted out to his truck
I opened the hall closet
empty but for its pile of boxes,
Pushed up on the hat shelf,
found it folded back easily.
Pushed up on the cloths pole,
found that popped right out of its caps.
as I slide box after box out and into the hall
here comes Mr tech with his folding ladder
He props, climbs, pushes up the lid
and disappears. "Nice Space up here" he says
from out of sight, and a sudden light
shines through the square opening.
I have to see, I climb up the ladder, look around
suddenly I;m sitting on the edge of the unfamiliar
it's totally clean and empty, but for fiberglass bats
I make mental notes, location of the light switch
Kinda odd how you can live for years unaware
under this unknown, unimagined spaciousness...