Poemdog

Dogs 2019

ZERO EQUITY LIFE
(12/2/19)


I know
that they
care

I know
that they
only
want to
help

giving me
advice

for my
own
good

"you're
a home
owner"

"why sell
your house
to pay rent?"

"why pay
somebody else's
house payment?"

they track
with conventional
wisdom

adhering
to the philosophy

to the math

that we've
all learned
over the years

land grabbing

empire building
inherent
in our race

but no matter
the status
of one's living
arrangements

money
is always due

taxes

repairs

insurance

cannot all
be easily
written off
as investments

we pay
until we die

unable
to cram
any extra earth
into our coffins

unable
to force
habitable structures
into the furnace
with us

those
wise accumulations
of a lifetime

none
keeping us
alive

one

extra

day