Sunday, February 16, 2014

universal truth

Universal Studios Lot, Instagram by sessepien 
you need to be brave enough
to rent an apartment with steep staircases
but with your low wages
you can only support yourself like this

you can have a time frame
to go for something better without fail
before the mind plays tricks
of you being safe in such a place

later ought to come early
you must not let the virus party on you
you can always buy a bicycle
and cycle away to the court

"bricks will not fall apart
if we hold those with strong mortar of our will"


27 comments:

humbird said...

Love your style! It feels good to be rooted...I guess. :)x

Jae Rose said...

There is always a way..up the stairs..around the court..finely written

Laurie Kolp said...

Nicely wordled.

Lynette said...

Yours made me think of my daughter who just moved to New York City and who was very uneasy about it at first.

Other Mary said...

Strong, striking opening line!

Kathe W. said...

excellent- many of us have had this beginning!

Magaly Guerrero said...

This made me think of my first apartment--about the search. So many things to wonder when looking for home, in a low budget, and for the first time...

Truedessa said...

Enjoyed your words..the last two lines hold "truth"

Robyn Greenhouse said...

It's good to have a timeframe to work with. I loved my first apartment even with all it's steps!

Rajlakshmi said...

I so love your style of writing... it has the calm composed effect yet sound so powerful ... beautiful

Susan Lindquist said...

You have to start somewhere and always have a plan for moving on to better places in life ...

oldegg said...

I like the idea of advertising bicycles on the 3rd floor. However living in a city has both its advantages and drawbacks. Even escaping to you first apartment seems like bliss.

Sumana Roy said...

I like the image of time frame....
very nicely done...

Strummed Words said...

Doesn't look like much of an apartment, I agree, but what's inside?

Little Nell said...

I like the allusion to safety - all in the mind obviously.

grapeling said...

love that line: "later ought to come early" ~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Those first apartments we rent for ourselves........you made me remember. I recall the first "painting" I bought for my new apartment - a puppy with tears in his eyes - on black velvet, no less. Ack! I have come a ways since then at least in terms of art!!! Still animals, but bow wildlife, and NO black velvet to be seen!

Lydia said...

later ought to come early .... but often does not for many; thus, the beauty in that saying: "Bloom where you are planted."

I loved your poem.

Susie Clevenger said...

A new place often shakes us..especially those first ones...nice write

Kutamun said...

Your damn eight, its far better to party on the virus than the other way round ...cheers G

Tess Kincaid said...

Later ought to come early...I like that...

Karen S. said...

I am brave!

Tina said...

Long time! I remember you because we're both mathematicians. I'm running into this prompt a few other places for OMN ;-) I like what you did with it. Cycling away - good layered choice.
Tina @ Life is Good

Katherine said...

It would be great if later came sooner but alas it doesn't. Everything in it's own time I guess. I think many of us can share this story as though it were our own. I too come from very humble beginnings!

ms pie said...

.... and here i was thinking not such a bad place to live.... if we're not safe we're not safe..... haven't been by in awhile... great to come back and visit...

Margaret said...

…and we often end up yearning for the early, simple beginnings.

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