Sell everything

The christmas decorations are put away

And we think of selling everything

This coat? That set of plates?

To pay off our debts. I keep the decorations hidden.

I had 40,000 in the bank

Our credit could’ve been better, but it was ok

I was going to buy a building and charge rent

All I ever wanted was an extra bedroom

And an extra small person to tuck into its bed

Instead, we have decided to start paying our debts

These are the games people get tired of playing

On the day they are promoted to partner of the company

They see the last ten years wasted

They think of Belize, about how they always wanted a puppy, about making pancakes on a Sunday morning

They sell everything and they leave

They start a new game with a better reward system

Which takes into account the possibility of death

Smoking a joint over your shoulder

And breathing asthmatically

We know that, for some of us, retirement is just a dream

And all we will have in this life is our sundays

Those of us plan accordingly


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