Four a.m when early morning is still in house slippers,
And Dawn readies her diamond dew drop sparklers.
Large flashing lights glow like incandescent sunrise,
Flooding windows and patios in disco ball surprise.
A chorus of patio doors unsheathe in musical ensemble
As onlookers creep from sleep to witness the spectacle.
An entire pre-fab house creeps on an epic transport;
Its megatron oversize load a delivery for an empty lot.
The driver and spotters chorusing back and forth,
Negotiate the narrow turn to the home’s final birth.
The transport driver maneuvers with epic ingenuity
Up onto the sidewalks, avoiding, inexplicably,
Garbage cans, street signs and fire hydrants –
A fitting odyssey like Jason and the Argonauts,
A breathtaking one hour of forward and reverse
Patience and uneasiness; then, finally, the house
Was delivered safely home.