The Town is Empty, but the Guesthouse is Full

room and board has already been paid
the town is empty but the guesthouse is full
we stay up all night sometimes
dancing to the beat
of the infinite drummer
we don’t worship
we don’t get stuck in dead words
there’s not a lot of room here to get maudlin
and any shame is left on the road by the overpass

to avoid overcrowding, we’ve set up a lottery
but there’s only one name on the ballot
no way to get around that

my friend,

you’re in.

2 thoughts on “The Town is Empty, but the Guesthouse is Full

  1. Nice writing as usual. What a talented guy you are! Keep writing!! I loved to read it. However, I am wondering you didn’t know whom you send it to…

    1. Hello! Thank you for the kind words of encouragement. ☺️
      As for who reads it, you’re right: the words are out there somewhere in the universe, so who knows! – but I think there’s reason to trust that it’ll find the right place, don’t you think? Cheers.

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