One bedroom
one bathroom
tiny kitchen
small living room
corner apartment
next to tenants’ parking garage

queen bed
new mattress,
new sheets
new bedspread
blue and green flowers
to match the painted drawers
of the re-purposed bedroom furniture

a drop-leaf table, newly stained,
where we ate our first dinner
on new Franciscan plates,
a meal made with pots and pans
brand new, harvest gold and Teflon
because this was the 70s

new silverware
new towels
new glasses
new everything

just like us