Greener Grass - a poem
Everyday on my way to work
I would stop to marvel at this beautiful house
Modern, massive, a magnet to the eyes
The front yard was intimidatingly large
The kind with the half circle driveway that leads into the street
I've always wanted that driveway that leads to the street
Sitting at the top of the driveway was a seductive cherry red Porsche
The entire estate called my name
What I made in a week they must've paid in landscaping
I don't think I've even seen this shade of green anywhere but here
Multicolored stones garnish the driveway
The real bait however was the front door
It had to be 15 maybe 20 feet high
All glass with a golden handle
From the street you can see directly into the foyer
The early morning sun collides with the chandelier
It's rays dancing frantically on the marble floors
The light leads your eyes to the rear of the house
The glass theme continues
And a sliding panel leads to an enormous pool
I wonder how many rooms?
How many baths?
They have to have an island kitchen!
My lust overwhelms me and I snap back to reality
At that moment I realize I left my phone at home
I'm already late
My house addiction usually runs me over a minute or two
With haste I head home to grab the phone and get to work
I pull up and immediately a lump forms in my throat
Horrified beyond belief
I find a "FOR SALE" sign erected in the grass of my lawn.....