I remember kitchens and privacy
I remember having furniture
I remember having a place with walls so think you couldn’t
hear the neighbors arguing next door.
I remember driving
the open freedom of the road
being able to go where you want when you want
and not having to shell out $438 to UPS to ship your
stuff instead of transporting it for much less in the car.
I remember owning a car, $2 a gallon gas,
registration and insurance not costing more than the car itself.
I remember the freedom
driving from New York to Colorado
or San Antonio to New Mexico
or LA to Louisville
I remember that getting a job was easier when you had a car
or an apartment that was affordable.
That was so long ago.