She had a feeling that this one could be the place
Awaiting the agent's turn of the lock, she inventoried the signs:
Good school, tree-lined block, garage (unheard of in the city!).
First in, her round belly full of anticipation.
Pulse quickening at the sight of the hardwood floors.
A room for a nursery overlooked a weeping cherry tree.
Not to mention the original crown molding and leaded-glass windows.
They could be happy here.
She just knew it.
There were features that hinted otherwise:
Medical device outlets jimmied haphazardly in the bedroom,
Safety rails in the shower and around the toilet,
Apartments carved out of two rooms for children who never left.
She had a guy - a real craftsman - skilled at removing disappointment even death.
Once he finished and after a new coat of paint
She just knew they could be happy here.