loss (of everything) and sleep — Frank Prem Poetry

Frank Prem gives voice to the common man, the one so often forgotten after great tragedies disappear from the news cycle. This is a poem about what comes after the fire.

he said

 

well

I thought

I had enough

insurance

 

I’d covered the place

for more

than the cost

and I thought

for sure

that would be enough

 

but

it seems as though

it is never

quite as much

as you first thought

 

and

it seems as though

the costs

are always

more

 

the bank claimed

first

to get money back

for the mortgage

 

then

well

they change re-building rules

you know

 

just

to make things better […]

loss (of everything) and sleep — Frank Prem Poetry

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I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

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