A Teacher Shops for the Finer Things
by John Pierce


The guest bedroom
just needs new curtains.
Momma’ll be staying
in it in June.
And the Watsons may
stop by any time…

They’re pretty, aren’t they?
Yellow, they’ll lighten
the room. Callie may
play in there more…

It's just the guest room,
and they do cost too much.

But sometimes,
you just
love things.
You have to.
A good deal more
than they’re worth.






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