So much damage there to find,
but you needed to unload the property
and the foundation cracks needed
a quick cover up before the next buyer showed.
So you planted, life inviting and green
to hide the cracks outside
and you bought a blanketing carpet
to cover them within.
For a few moments, it all seemed so cozy --
inviting, and almost beautiful even.
Unfortunately, the inspector
that accompanied the potential buyer
was a pro and pointed out every fault,
each crack in the wall and ceiling, to the
The ground shifts below
your feet, and soon you won't
have any level surface upon which to stand.
Weakness upon weakness,
the case against purchase made.
The potential buyer,
who thought he had been
in love with the place,
finally let the inspector's
counsel sink in --
The cost is too dear.
Walk away while you can.
He listened, turned,
and walked out.
While you hung your
head and held on
Meanwhile, the property
to lose value and rot,
beloved by no one.
An empty abandoned lot --
Still, it stands.