When you walk
into my house,

I welcome you
at the stairs.

This is my house.
These are my arrows.

They greet you,
say hello, traveler.

Would you like water
or some dinner?

This is my house.
These arrows are mine.

They welcome you in.
They say you can stay

if you can
stand me.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.