A choice of a place in Europe would
To live as a citizen within
Yes and no.
If you’ll receive a state minimal
When the state or its local gvmt.
Determines the place of living
Where you receive your support.
Living in some European countries
Will have you at a knife’ edge
Due to the cost of living.
One would not feel
That there’s an existence of
A European community
The cost of living climbing steadily
The state’s support stays a fixed
Besides the cost of accommodation
Rising yearly with increments.
A decent living for a couple –
The poet knows personally –
Is impossible with the allotted
The locked-in couple:
Artist and designer. Survival artists.
Perhaps fate will provide another
Chance for them.