Good Housekeeping by Robert L. Dean, Jr.

home is where
the psychologist asks
I tap my chest
the textbook answer
a hollow sound
an echo of furniture
stolen when I wasn’t looking
a problem of the heart
the cardiologist says
as I collapse upon the treadmill
the echocardiogram detects
rotting wood
crumbling brick
but what about those
bumps in the night
such urgent knocks
only the ghost
sighs the wind
of someone who once loved here