Tagged: real estate

the sparrows outside

the sparrows outside
my window are forever
collecting fallen

twigs and leaves to build a home –
city dwellers, on the move
.
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for the most part, the

for the most part, the
ones who can leave leave, the ones
who can’t stick it out,

compare notes with neighbors, at
times, eye the empty units
.
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in real estate, owning

in real estate, owning
and being owned are
two sides of
the same coin –
four walls and a
roof can easily be
mistaken for a
parasite from any
angle. thoughts
of escaping
escape along
the edges
.
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the dry cleaners on

the dry cleaners on
the corner of montrose and
bushwick is long gone,

a bodega moves in, across
from and next to still others
.
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the city can no

the city can no
longer recognize its own
reflection on the

water – night and day, it searches
for the city it used to be
.
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buying a home and

buying a home and
replacing some stuff is the
natural progression

for sixty-five-point-
one percent of the
population in
the united
states, ranked forty-
three globally in
homeownership rate.
we always ponder
privilege for such
brief moments
.
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between renting and

between renting and
owning is an impossible
leap – new york city

swimming ceaselessly in its snow
globe of glittery currency
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: leap

apartment-hunting

apartment-hunting
in the village,
we learned
early on to say yes
to roommates,
even two
or three, to
become truly
flexible with the
definition of
space
and walls
and noise,
but never with
the rent
.
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somewhere between

somewhere between
the picture listing in
The Real Estate Book
and the second
mortgage, they
have built a home,
welcomed his first
cousin, twice
removed, survived
an affair, and given up
on the swollen door
that scrapes the
floor only during
summertime.
through it all, they
had a nonverbal
agreement to prioritize
the house’s image,
to uphold those
first impressions
, that
white picket fence,
from the
honeymoon viewing
.
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