WE ALL NEED
within the dreams of elders
await homes and shelters
in the bodies of others(we call mothers
Families hold us under roofs
Until time to leave that roost
We seek our own singular shelter-
Single room,bulk/bunk beds,dorms
All forms of shelter for solo ones..
Then meet another,making two
Choices must be made!Who
can bring new life into worlds
without a space for them to grow?So
Two seek a space where three or more
can explore .More may arrive,and thrive
so long as shelter and life are adequate.
Then children grow and leave /"empty nest syndrome"
Years move in,you divest /shelter /space for one again
All that has gone before is circular.Except now you are elder..
And you need that care that children seek-a space adequate
While you are ambulatory,conscious and sentient,with income barely adequate
Your last home will be your habitat.