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The Rent You Pay
The price that’s paid has a due
survival is the golden rule
persisting here another day
the end of times then delayed
this seems simplistic at first glance
until the rules deny the chance
to determine the here and there
that society deems to declare
attractiveness damns everyone
but there are those that lies enclose
stating how they’re meant to live
by virtue of what they give
pretty is spun to be a rent
with existence as consequence
deny this price if the bill
is presented against your will.
© 2020. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20200402.
The poem “The Rent You Pay” was inspired by a social media friend who succinctly stated, ‘“Pretty” is not the rent you pay to exist in this world.’
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