What makes it seem so different?Something special in the wood
you will not find in sheetrock.
It is the texture and the lines,
the color and the secret.
The chromosomes that form the wood
unlike the gypsum board,
do not contain the fly ash
and the mold spores by the hoard.
They do not have asbestos
like so much sheetrock does,
and will not need the latex paint
that poisons as it dries.
The wood is aged and harmless.
It will last a hundred years.
It will not need repainting
as the lines stay there and clear.
It will not melt if water falls
upon it day and night.
In fact it will be good again
if you simply dry it right.
Then someday down the line a ways,
a century or two,
the wood can be removed again
and once more be reused.
So while sheetrock is cheap and fast,
and popular it seems,
I still prefer my walls of wood
to any ‘rock I’ve seen.