RENT.Too much. Quiet. Too little. Freedom from serious investment, no name other than home. #htspoetweet
Smell of others’ ethnic cooking.
Sound of snoring through thin walls
and music not at all my choosing.
Late and early—banging doors.
Windows like a guillotine.
Stairs, too many. Oh, my thighs!
Rent, too much, but less than mortgage.
Quiet, too little. Still, it’s home.