Week 3/Day 2. Hyatt House, Redmond (a poem)

The second poem of the third week of the online retreat.

The keys are cards, blue and green,
with icons in white.

I assume the one with the lamp on it
controls the lighting.

I am incorrect.

They are only keys.

If this studio were a condo,
it’d go for $600k, easy.

That’s a bit rich for a place
where the windows can’t be opened.

At least the decor
is tasteful, if a bit sparse.

Maybe if they replaced the abstract art on the wall
with a facsimile in gold or platinum,
you could sell it and use the proceeds
to do a bit of remodelling—take care
of that windows-not-opening problem.

Then again, they don’t want people
to actually stay here.

Well, you know what I mean.

(20 October 2020)


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