The first year was a cinch
everything provided :
warm comfortable room and fully lighted hallways.
Even the food wasn’t too bad …
meals – clockwork – three per day.
What to do on Friday night? –
Join the crocodile exodus to town,
a party …
no thought or planning required –
something was always happening.
But now, time is up –
eviction from the womb of the dormitory
to a student flat
Everything needed …. where to get?
A friend offers to help
and ferocious bargaining skills
the adviser approves all purchases except –
“ NO – be an optimist, buy a double bed.”