Jenny Montgomery

Sixteen Rooms

 

A room created by the underskirts of pines

A room created by sticks and stolen fiberglass

A room created by a mattress in a ravine

A room created by mother logs

A room created by the middle of the road

A room created by fence corners

A great hall beside the ocean

A great hall on a mountaintop

A room created by a dotted line of rocks

A room created by looking for UFOs

A room created by putting your whole head in the lilacs

A room created by an acre of charcoal stumps

A chapel created by rafting through swamp

A room reached through a tunnel of wild rose

A room reached by rungs nailed to a madrona

A room or set of rooms created by newly framed houses

where the whole thing is windows and ribs. No skin.