The first building block for a secure housing future
Is a van - if it is paid for.
Or a car.
Or a very cheap trailer.
Or even perhaps a tent if you live in Arizona.
But not a bicycle - It will not keep the rain off.
And almost anyone can own a van.
And I mean really own it -
Not pretend to own it
As mortgage payers do.
For once you own your housing,
A world of possibility awaits.
And more than that,
It sets a precedent of contentment.
And to be content with little
Is the position of greatest power,
For it enables a person to say no
But there is one more reason
That I like a van to start.
It is a reminder
That the new and more abundant life
Is moving, ever moving.
So that, even if fate lands you
In a castle by the sea,
With foundations 20 feet deep,
You will not be fooled into staying
When the cloud and pillar
Have moved on.