Always, only, and forever - one + one + one + one; can you believe it, not once did a single one ever honestly meet any one of the others?
Someone should have cut the house into four thick squares and left some breathing room. There would have been fewer screams, less pain, and safer lonesomeness.
One by one they left with their shadows and their secrets.
1111 now equals four luscious Bougainvillea flowers.