what if your house
sprang to life, into being
with no one seeing?

ta-da! a clever trick
bones of brick
a spackle-toed surprise

voila! caulked veins
& contoured panes
of glass-blue searching eyes

maybe lightening struck
planks of wood?
(perhaps it could)

or, does a Wizard wink
behind the curtains?
(no one’s certain)

absurd claims!
even so, the riddle remains:

how on earth could it be
that dirt gave birth
to me?