I’m working this weekend.
I was offered another apartment yesterday. This one is rent stabilized and I can move into it immediately. However, it’s a crazy commute and it’s not as nice as the garden apartment (which is walking distance to work). The expense will come out the same (garden apartment is utilities included), but I have to wait until June for the garden apartment. Decisions, decisions…
The following was written many years ago, but I still find it relevant and I wonder how a young man could’ve written such words…
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Yesterdays [no. 2]
They spoke to me in words always clear,
offering those timeless personal messages.
Clichés back to back,
a thousand punch lines strung together
like beads of wisdom, requiring no reply
never needing answers.
Why was it that I could never thank them
in their own tongue?
A dialogue with an answering machine
is all they ever offered me.
They came barging into my head
whenever it pleased them
but I could return their visits
only by an invitation
that never arrived.
Edward-Yemil Rosario ©