New Apartment


Tiny Apartment

A few feet from the tracks

Back on the wrong side?

Who knows?

Money doesn’t equal good

Rare but sometimes it doesn’t equal power

Step back

Almost 33 years

Tiny then, tiny now

Cheap then, cheap now

Only nicer

Nice ‘hood, too


My mind plays tricks

Like the clack of the tracks

Dodge a fist

Whack a rat

This ceiling has no crack over my head

To trace each night as I lie awake

And  try to sleep

Here I won’t be alone on end

Cathartic place

I keep it all in

Because it isn’t much

My bad is merely tinged with dust

I have heard the wails of a battered wife

Seep beneath the cracks in walls

And through the glass

Shattering the quiet night

A place loud both day and night

Now, this place so eerily quiet

I relive the past


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