Dreamhome by David Bateman

Success is where we are:
tiptoeing narrowly
between appliances
we worked our lives for.
 
If we should make love,
we are as careful
as bomb disposal,
not disturbing the appliances
.
When we go out,
we check in hourly,
keep in touch with the appliance
that minds the appliances.
 
At the office each day,
I wear success like a badge
with a bold, uplifting slogan
as I work for the appliances
.
I drive success
like a fast car
back home to my wife
and appliances
.
Success is where we are,
and we whisper it softly
in the rooms of appliances
we worked our lives for.