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Easy Street Wasn't Paved
Driving through town in a Mercedes Benz
en route to a personal shopping assistant
dripping with diamonds and envious friends
smile at the thought and it’s gone in an instant
Thousands and thousands spent on dinner parties
Bumping my elbow with heads of our state
Worrying husband is drinking at Sardi’s
This meal cost him five hundred a plate
Take off the suit that was made in Milan
suits that I once would’ve bought with a loan
Slip into slippers and left-over flan
Wonder how, even now, I am left all alone
Pills on the table that take me to sleep
Sometimes I don’t count the pills that I take
Drinks that remind me I don’t earn my keep
Tears that remind me I’m still wide awake
© 2013 Nicholas Emeigh
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Part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was written on December 18, 2009.
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