Fridge

A fridge in every room.
20 rooms for
Mom, Dad, and baby brother and sister
Well-deserved
She can stay at home
He makes wise investments.

Just one fridge.
5 rooms for
Mom, Dad, and brother and sister
Well-deserved
She works
He works two jobs.

He has invested in a lucrative development.
Well-deserved.

Foreclosed.
3 jobs not enough.

His investment is just down the street -
Foreclosed homes torn down for an upscale mall.

Each with a garbage bag,
4 wanderers
Came knocking on the big house.
Could they rent a room?
Door slammed. Police called.
Time to move on...

©2011, John A. Mills