The stoics believed we should rehearse

for death

for homelessness

for starvation.

I haven’t eaten a meal in 36 hours

and it feels great.

Yesterday, I got an eviction notice.

I thought I paid my rent

but I forgot.

There was no warning. No nice message.

Just a court summons, and a 75 dollar fine

“Vacate, within 15 days, if you can’t pay.”

It makes me want to stay

until the police come.

It turns my heart hard.

We are done with being a caring society. There is a polite veneer

that covers up reality.

It makes me want to see society burn

while I roast my weenies over my campfire

and bathe in Lake Wilderness—a true hobo

The Stoics knew what they were doing

practicing for chaos

When Thomas Edison’s warehouse burned

and many of his experiments were destroyed

He told his son, “Go get your mother. She’s never seen a fire like this.”

The world wants money

and it’s still in debt.

Having kids

can be a pain,

but if you don’t have them

what will you do when you get old?

Rely on the government?

They will kick you out

onto the street

into the cold

and turn you into a Walmart Greeter

with a fake smile.

For some reason, I think of the sweet lady

at the U-Scan

who smokes like a chimney

and eats chicken-pot-pies

due to inflation.

I paid my bill

that was due

and took one step closer

to oblivion

with my back

firmly set

against society.

If I could live on words

I would.

“Man shall not live by bread alone,

but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

15 thoughts on “Eviction Notice

  1. Excellent = you have hit the nail on the head! We need to re-learn all the things we have forgotten….like caring…and putting on three more jumpers instead of raising the heat, Get out of our cars and get back to the real world. I am with the Stoics:)

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