Saving for Heart and Home

I don’t just want a house, or apartment, or studio.
I want a HOME.

I want a place to make my own.

And in “normal” terms that means
build it up, and give it value.

Increase the appraised rate
by one hundred percent in one year!

We are handy, and motivated, and have access to used fixtures and furnishings.
But we don’t have money.

We are reliable, and pay our bills, and take pride in ourselves.
But we don’t have cash.

We work hard, and full-time, and have rented for years.
But cannot get a mortgage.

The underwriter has written us off.
And we are back to square one.

Perhaps instead, I will take my savings,
and start a retirement fund.

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About Jessica Lee

Jessica is a twenty-something poet who performs most of her work on stage in Spoken Word. She has found writing therapeutic since she was child, and has pursued it ceaselessly. She enjoys writing even the most fleeting thoughts and dreams as SensicalRavings. Between long retail shifts, she enjoys writing observational pieces (always with a slant) of locally relevant subjects as ALLGainesville. If you appreciate inspiring, coming-of-age suppositions, become a follower. Though it's not always roses, it's raw!

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