House Painting

By Tuesday, August 14, 2007 0 , Permalink 0

House Painting   Forty feet up On planks, cutting Straight lines, fast lines, sure and trim. We worked to finish the South Side By noon, before the sun would bake The paint to a cream Five-gallon surface film, Cake our brushes And slow our lines all tacky.   We worked in twos, tag-teaming: First all four, each two on trim, then separating One for laps, leading, And one to follow rolling, ...