In the Heart
Yes. Hello. Welcome, welcome.
Please, come in.
I do apologize for the state of the place.
I seem to have let it fall into disrepair.
Please, don’t mind the mess, either.
But do mind the furniture,
some of it is broken, too.
I just, well, I haven’t been able
to take care of the place as I would have liked.
And between decay and damage and neglect,
well, I haven’t been able to keep up with the needs.
But, still, you’re welcome to come in.
If you’re uncomfortable, please, rearrange as much as you like
until you feel at home.
Ah, home. I haven’t felt at home here
for a great many years.
But still, you are welcome company.
Come, let us sit and talk,
let me try to make you feel at home here.
You’re always welcome here,
even if my hospitality isn’t the best.
It is good to see a friend
after these many years.
Now, stay as long as you like.
Perhaps you may even be able to
to stay here again.
Perhaps you can arrange things
to make me feel at home.