showroom home (poem)

they’ll come home tonight
to their perfect little showroom homes
straight out of design magazines
clean, neat, and bright
and sit in their showroom kitchen
sparkling, shiny, and bright
eat their gourmet dinners in silence
fancy, balanced, and healthy
then sit a while in their showroom living room
spotless, tidy, and straight
and after a while of watching the news
on their LED TV wall
they’ll retire to their showroom bedroom
matching sheets and covers
heavy drapes, nightstands, and recessed lights
and after a few minutes of bedtime reading
they’ll turn off the lights
pull up the covers
and sleep
without saying good night


© Cindy Lapeña, 2012


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