November 21, 2011 at 12:14 PM

I Live in a Trailer

"I am rich/though not in dollars/rich in joy"

By Mary MacIntyre

Poetically Hungry

Mary MacIntyre writes incessantly, is an avid photographer, and a classic health food nut.

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I live in an old trailer

 

in a beautiful park

with a big yard and some trees

 

i am rich

though not in dollars,

 

rich in joy,

busy with many small jobs,

 

getting by with abundant love.

i could use a newer car,

 

more time to paint and write.

and extra money for the utilities.

 

still

i feel very happy

 

and my heart fills with gratitude

daily.
Thanks to friends

 

my trailer is paid for

(got a real good deal)

 

i can walk better now,

i have a flexible work schedule

 

and a garden,

three indoor cats

 

two outdoor cats. and i go swimming often.

This wasn't what I pictured

 

as my American dream.

Someday maybe I will do even

 

better.
still

i feel very happy

 

and my heart fills with gratitude

daily.
Besides, I get to live

 

in Santa Fe NM

young enough to still

 

really enjoy it.

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