Out of the Box

Like a brand-new dinette set,

we come out of the box unmarred,

unmarried and unscarred,

but over years we become stained

and scathing, burned by irons and

cigarettes and a long line of exes,

grow poorer by the day as we write

a long line of checks, try to balance

wobbling chairs and plans for

something better against the gift

of breaking down today.

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