Poem by Deborah LeFalle

February 15, 2023

The Rent-uh (for James Brown)

Golden Shovel, after Langston Hughes’s “Little Lyric (Of Great Importance)”

I
got an apartment in my twenties, wish-
ing for help with the
high-priced rent.

Stayed broke, but I guess I was
blessed ‘cause each month from heaven
money was sent.

About Deborah LeFalle

Deborah LeFalle started writing late in life after successive 20-year careers in local government and higher education. Besides writing she enjoys supporting the arts, researching her family’s past, and spending time outdoors communing with nature. Her work has appeared in various journals and magazines, and she has authored two chapbooks.