Little Things

Small acts, little kindnesses
build the house
security puts a roof on it.
Friends install the doors
and family the windows.
We add on rooms, additions, porches
and skylights.
Our house becomes us.
Peaceful,
loving,
sweet.
Small acts, little meannesses
tear holes in the walls,
create leaks in the roof,
close the doors
Our house crumbles.

Small acts, every one.