I could be happy living in a cheap hotel room
A pared down life
But with compensations
Free breakfast with do-it-yourself waffles
And someone to clean up and
Change the sheets
All for a few dollars
I could roam the halls, floor to floor
Barefoot on the patterned carpet
Pour coffee in the lobby
Work out on the old treadmill in the basement.
Because I don’t ask for much
Really only a sliver of life is fine
Just the essentials
As run through a sieve.