last night we sat side by side 

on the sofa

feet up on well-disguised boxes


which we use for a coffee table


appropriately   on our laps   going over finances




sigh   it's hard to get ahead   but marketa

says to think of it

as a community   we each do our share   we work


we get paid   and from that we return

part of it

to the shopkeepers and our landlord




who provide services   in turn   for us

part to the government   and   yes   they will use it badly   

but not entirely


and what is left is ours   and somehow it is enough   because   

here we are   

sheltered   clothed   and fed    maybe even overfed




is that a resolution i feel coming on



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Written on 2020-01-03 at 15:56

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MetaPoetics The PoetBay support member heart!
I like the idea of "getting paid and returning a part of it." It can also be a way of dealing with the ups and downs of life. I like the story that's behind these lines. As always, a pleasure to read, Jim. :)