Art & Poetry

Home Sweet Home Again

Project Description

A Place of My Own | Tim Connelly

I am moving,
away
From the Vets Home.
From a dark and hot room
with a urine-stained carpet.
From a building condemned
like the residents within.
Some days a funny farm,
other days a prison.

A two-room apartment,
on the 15th floor,
overlooking the river.
Nice and quiet.
A place of my own
once again.

I will buy things
to put in my apartment.
I’ll shop at K-Mart,
which I haven’t done
for years.
It will be strange
buying towels and dishes,
once again.

Institutionalized
without knowing it,
and feeling
like a stranger
in my own life.
Now I have
my own apartment,
once again.