John Grey

BUY VERSUS RENT 

We furnished our first apartment

with bean bags and packing crates.

Lava lamps lit our way.

Incense informed our senses.

Lacking shelves, we stacked,

from precious vinyl to two

lifetimes worth of books.

Curios whiled away their time in boxes.

Looking around those four rooms,

it was clearly evident where what

we owned ended and where

what we rented began.

Skin and hardwood floor for example.

Or chipped cups and ceiling stain.

For dreams, there was our mattress.

For reality, the walls it kitty-cornered into.John

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About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at www.hamptonroadswriters.org
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