The Fort has seven rooms.
The red room is the snack room.
The white room is one bedroom,
and the green room is the other.
The tunnel room is his office,
the cove between the ottoman
and the chair is hers. The
white sheet tunnel room
is where snacks are passed in,
but it is not for drinks. Drinks
are to be passed under the stool
which is where they are to stay –
in the blue room. The doors
between the rooms are to remain
closed. Small people are allowed
in the fort, large people are not
(unless they are called in for damage
control or summoned for snack
delivery). It takes 17 stuffed animals,
11 blankets, nine pillows, six handfuls
of goldfish (provides adequate
crumb base in red room), and two
children to turn this living room into
the only place I want to be.