Overnight Sensation

© Matthew Word Bain

corrugated roofing, siding
still shiny after all these years
this place is in pretty good shape
after having been closed for so long
helps being in the heart of town
with watchful neighbors
behind the scenes
off site, even
plans have been made
invisible from this vantage
until now, as a new fence reveals
something has been growing all along
and sooner than expected this place will be
changed. like it happened overnight.
and will have happened
In the dark
but over
many nights
only becoming
obvious of a sudden