the noises can still startle me

three years here in these walls.

creaks and groans. welcome pains.

new feet step where generations have run

topple giggle tumble one after another through 138 years

these old Victorian walls.

I can feel them the years

of living this house has been

I can feel it.

smiling in just the way

an old beloved house would smile

settling in sighing even at

the joy.

new feet, new hearts new voices

roaming its rooms

warming its hearths.

Care-taker of what comes next~