See the signs.
“Rooms for rent. All tenants welcomed.”
“No background check required.”
Another sign says.
“Live in my head rent free”
Unsuitable tenants create havoc
physically and emotionally.
The mean boss and his words
occupy a large room there.
The lover who shattered a heart
has a cozy room there.
The insecure child plays hide and seek in the rooms.
The angry adolescent smashes furniture in the basement.
The martyr friend lives in the largest room
constantly trying to get the attention of other tenants.
The intellectual occupying the living room
broadcasts doom and gloom
providing “his” version of truth for consumption.
It is time to evict all the tenants.
It is time to be selective of our tenants.
A new sign goes up:
“Vacant room available.”
“Background check (intention) required.”
Copyright . 2011 by Shervin Hojat