(photo by Dawn Olsen)

(photo by Dawn Olsen)

 We meet again, plywood. Once more you grace the windows of an aged Victorian. Though you mark a property as uninhabited, you blend into the beige paint. I hardly notice you. No, I pay heed to the home’s sweet, simple gingerbread. The original touches. The carvings. The curve of wood and spindles. The fish scales. Even some of the details on the front door are visible through the layers and layers of paint.