April 22, 2019
"17th Anniversary Issue"


This Old House Has More Problems Than We Thought


This Old House Has More Problems Than We Thought and, Yes, We Have Buyer's Remorse

You know I have to go --
there's too many sprains in this house,
too much acne in the air,
athlete's foot between the slats,
reddish something in the drains.

There isn't any time to spare --
the dry wall wrinkled and wet,
the floor has dismantled itself,
air sloshes through breaks in the window,
doors have slipped vertebrae.

But there will be time to relax--
a bat finds a way to flight,
a pigeon finds a way to freedom,
roaches make their way back to dark jungles,
bleach is sometimes better than water.

Article © Michael H. Brownstein. All rights reserved.
Published on 2018-11-05
Image(s) are public domain.

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