Sequence: Part Three

Should we stay here another year?
5% increase in rent and
a broken bathroom sink
Maybe not.
Maybe it’s time to move on
and gather all of our
things in all of the
appropriate luggage efficient manners.

Lifetimes thrown in the back seats of taxi’s.
Lifetimes thrown in the storage compartments of buses.

The smell of exhaust and the misaligned youth
the seat in front of you
whose curiosity is stronger
than your requests for him to stop
staring.

But this is it.
This is the change you need.
Wherever you are going, you tell yourself,
is where you need to be.
And all the charred motel rooms along the way,
you’ll feel better in the morning.
They were just a place to stay.

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