History’s for sale, non-refundable,
you can have it for just a penny.
Don’t mind the bullet-riddled signs
or the vandalized windows.
Not part of the Old West,
it has no mystique—
no dead outlaws.
And with it,
a sense of lives
lived in that stillness.
People dwelled quietly
here, not in desperation,
but in doubt of what the future
might bring. It’s not their ghosts, but the town’s
own, that lingers to see the mortgage paid.