Residing in a House of Cards

Unstable life at any height.
If you move closer, play the ghost.
Do not risk action.  Be polite.
No speeches; whisper at the most.

This house of cards propped up right here
precariously slants to swing
when dwellers tremble from the fear
of airs collapsing everything.

Foundations nowhere to be seen.
No sound support from ground to roof.
Nobody needs truth. Keep it green,
and never think to ask for proof.

With rent so cheap and plenty room
to sleep and dream away the doom,
it's quite the steal, should you stay
and learn to look the other way.

Residing in a House of Cards © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: December 7, 2020