Sunday, February 12, 2012

Apartment for Rent



Searching customers
Hooked on its charm
Visions of escape
With a shot in the arm...

...a weeping school-girl
An interview with hate
A confidential suggestion
A desperate trade

Ransacked apartment
Belt round her throat
Fog blurs her vision
And her last hope

‘Say-no-to-drugs’ bumper sticker
On the landlord’s mini-van
Sign in the window says
‘Apartment for rent’

© Janet Martin




6 comments:

  1. Heartbreaking, Janet. All too true of our times. Powerful piece.


    Pamela

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  2. Wow. Powerful. I like how you've hinted at so much with your words and images, and left so much for the reader to put it together.

    Richard

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  3. Whoa didn't expect that. did very good job with it.

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  4. really powerful.. like Mr.Walker said, great use of the words and images and the things left unsaid say a whole lot more too..

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