for Sabato Rodia

Build it with what’s left over.
Build it in your spare time.
Build it instead of drinking.
Build it to withstand the wrecking ball.
Build it as tall as you can.
Build it on a lopsided lot,
in the shape you can afford.
Build alone. Build your home
beneath it. Move in.
Build without explanation or apology.
Seal it all with the safeguard of strangeness.
Build it into the skyline of your city.
Build it so no one can decide if it is beautiful.
Build it so beauty is beside the point.
Build it so they can’t look away.