Poemdog

Dogs 2019

FOR SALE
(12/4/19)


I
give up

I'm not
really
a home owner
after all

I just rented
from Wells Fargo
for 16 plus
years

I patched

I tinkered

I covered
up

but I never
ever
repaired

improved
anything

just kept
the structure
limping
along

maintained
a cosmetically
acceptable condition
from a distance

enough
to keep
the neighbors
smiling
at least

this
is too much
house

wasted
upon the singularity
of me

a family
should own
this home

kids

pets

get togethers

futures

all sheltered
together beneath
a better roof

meanwhile
I pack

I donate

I dispose

preparing
for my eventual
fiery
demise

no lot
needed

I look
out
to the sign
in the yard

embarrassed
to advertise
my failure