Untouched

A home laced with yellow ribbons read
DO NOT ENTER.
An impatient body with false illiteracy
ignored and explored
with his bony fingers-
poking, prodding,
silently and meticulously drilling
through its walls.
The landlord returned
and condemned the brittle timber for
allowing such ugly cavities to emerge
on its surface.
He hid the craters behind an oil painting with
vibrant hues,
hoping the flecks of gold
would keep the house looking refined
uncontaminated, and
Untouched.
(Good as new)