what you think you even got

(Just another lovely day in low-rent room paradise)


Recorded Reading: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sr34p8nmwmw3zkz/what%20you%20think%20you%20even%20got.mp3?dl=0


what you think you even got

longtime hardcore room renting
owners of this increasingly
strange house haven’t realized that after

steaming envelopes open and
then pasting ‘em back smooth they still dry
lumpy later

… you could ask for a mail key
they might even promise you one, but then

they’d also go from feeling smugly
entitled when they think about you to
chronically uneasy instead, after all

you might be on to them and any


to their
mail after that
(or they say it did)

it was you

stand there with the phone in their ear
don botha packin’
before you leave here
cause i’m on the phone to my
homeys right now sista…

… or, could get a p o box

one hundred percent of your
discretionary month’s income
for the deposit…


maybe first a mattress
some socks
winter’s coming

always seems to be coming
when these moments happen


maybe then jus’
let it go on an’ happen, huh?

what you got worth
respectin’ anyhow


Among us, poets are ill paid. In order to continue her work, this one currently lives in her minivan, on an income of a fraction of our nation’s poverty level. If her work has moved, enabled or uplifted you, your contribution to this effort may be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/kx4xka-are-you-a-patron-of-the-arts


Published by Ana Daksina

Read worldwide half a million times, Ana Daksina is a Troubador of the coming age.

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