property tax

i tried to take the old words
and turn them into new words
i tried to sell my samples
undersell them, i should say
held tightly
quickly gripping
a light storm, at least
a raincheck
a nightmare
i desisted and ceased
with complex layered chaos
in sixths sevenths and thirds
i stopped before complaining
cuz i myself couldn’t play
free wheeling
gentle distrust
the friends of the beast
the homeless
the discourse

i bought rented and leased